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Mayor welcomes Minister’s public support for £500 million Ely rail upgrade

Mayor James Palmer today welcomed the backing of minister Chris Heaton-Harris for the £500 million upgrade to railway infrastructure in the Ely area. Confirmation of the rail minister’s support for accelerating the project, despite its rising cost, was communicated to the Combined Authority at a meeting six weeks ago,  and has now been shared publicly with industry specialists at the Rail Industry Association annual conference.  The Ely area capacity enhancement  – EACE – programme should […]

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Fenland regeneration projects ‘going extremely well’

As improvement work on railway stations across Fenland pushes forward, transport committee members of the Combined Authority, which is paying for much of the upgrade, were updated today on progress. Councillor Chris Seaton, chair of the Fenland Regeneration Project Board, welcomed the pace of delivery as many of the projects have already been completed or […]

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Mayor welcomes public consultation for Ely North upgrade plans

Following regular discussions and lobbying from Mayor James Palmer and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Network Rail has announced it will begin the first phase of public consultation for proposals to upgrade the railway in and around Ely on 21 September. Phase 1 will run for six weeks. The Ely Area Capacity Enhancement programme […]

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Contract awarded to build Soham station

Network Rail has awarded the contract to build Soham’s new railway station to J Murphy & Sons Ltd.   Having been without a rail connection for almost 55 years, the contract will deliver a new station for Soham, providing the community with more transport choices to local destinations and support more investment as part of […]

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Mayoral team hears how St Neots Masterplan is moving ahead

Led by Mayor James Palmer, a team of officers from the Combined Authority visited St Neots to discuss the latest steps towards delivery of the town’s Masterplan. The Combined Authority is the strategic partner and key funder for the St Neots Masterplan. It has committed £4.1 million to the project which is a partnership between […]

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Mayor calls for Cambridge South station action now

‘We cannot wait for East-West Rail’ – Mayor calls for Cambridge South station action now The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has said that a train station at Cambridge South must be delivered locally, with very little chance of it arriving by 2027 as part of the Government’s East West Rail plans. A […]

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Mayor James Palmer welcomes successful Soham rail station public information events as another big step forward for scheme

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer said two public information events on plans to build a rail station in Soham was another significant step forward for the scheme. The Mayor, along with staff from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Network Rail, took questions from members of the public at the busy event at […]

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