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Faster and direct bus services announced for Cambourne

6 March 2020

Today, the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough announced plans for a number of initiatives for faster and direct bus services for Cambourne.   The Combined Authority will be exploring these initiatives with operators, funders and the local community.  These new bus services and better bus routes from Cambourne will go to key employment sites north and south of Cambridge city centre.

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Mayor welcomes news of the successful bid for safety barrier replacement on the A15 improving safety and saving Peterborough Tax Payers nearly half a million pounds

6 March 2020

Peterborough City Council have been successful in their bid for funding for A15 Vehicle restraint system (Safety Barriers) replacement work along nearly 8km of the A15, part of Peterborough’s parkway system.The Department for Transport will provide a maximum funding contribution of £ 419,000 by 31 March 2020 towards an estimated total scheme cost of £855,000 which will be met by the bidders, Peterborough City Council.The successful funding comes from the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Tranche 2B for the 19/20 financial year saving Peterborough taxpayers £419,000.The Mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Combined Authority, James Palmer welcomes the funding for the successful bid said:“Keeping our roads in good condition and safe is a priority.  The competition for these bids is heavily oversubscribe so this is great news for motorists on the A15.  The Combined Authority is committed to a programme of works aimed at improving journeys across all our road networks, tackling congestion and ensuring the safety of all road users."Cllr Peter Hiller, cabinet member for strategic planning, commercial strategy and investment, for Peterborough City Council said:"The funding towards the replacement of the safety barriers along nearly eight kilometres of the A15 has come at an opportune time.

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Transforming Wisbech Rail

4 March 2020

On Friday 6th March a report to the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Transport Committee will outline the next steps for transforming the Wisbech Rail project which seeks to offer a direct passenger transport service between Wisbech and Cambridge by re opening the line to March for the first time since the service was axed under the Beeching railway closures of 1968.The key aims for the project are to improve access to employment and education for local residents, as well as improving the connectivity to major centres such as Cambridge, Peterborough, London, and Stansted Airport.

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First ever £100K Homes now under construction in key milestone for scheme's birth

3 March 2020

Work is underway to build Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s first ever £100K Homes.Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, who is spearheading the groundbreaking scheme, visited a new housing development in Fordham today (March 3), where the first eight £100K Homes will be completed before the end of 2020.Mayor Palmer met with leading housebuilder Hill at the Rayners Green site, a development of 97 homes in a joint venture partnership between Hill Group and Scotsdales Garden Centre, which will include £100K Homes as part of the housing mix.

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What next for public transport between Cambourne and Cambridge?

28 February 2020

On Friday 6th March a report to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Transport Committee will outline the next steps of the proposals for public transport between Cambourne and Cambridge. It will seek to make two recommendations.  Firstly, to get an agreement to set out a vision for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro as a whole, against which the Cambourne to Cambridge scheme’s contribution to the overall CAM metro can be evaluated; and secondly, to recommend immediate public transport improvements between Cambourne and key employment sites in Cambridge which can be put in place by the end of this calendar year.The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority wrote to the Greater Cambridge Partnership on Monday 17th February in his capacity as Chairman of the Local Transport Authority making it clear that he does not support the GCP’s proposals for public transport between Cambourne and Cambridge in their current form.The Combined Authority has now taken direct responsibility for the delivery of the public transport solutions for Cambridge to Cambourne.  It clear that the interaction between the proposed Cambourne to Cambridge scheme and East West Rail needs to be fully understood to ensure that the two schemes will genuinely complement each other.

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Mayor frustrated at the lack of ambitious plans for passengers on CrossCountry trains

25 February 2020

Mayor frustrated at the lack of ambitious plans for passengers on CrossCountry trains

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‘Have your say on CAM’ – Mayor launches public consultation on Cambridgeshire’s world class public transport system

21 February 2020

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough mayor James Palmer is urging people to have their say on plans for CAM – the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro – through a public consultation launched this week.

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Mayor takes control of the delivery of public transport solutions for the Cambridge to Cambourne corridor

17 February 2020

Responding to significant concerns raised by residents in the area between Cambourne and Cambridge, James Palmer, the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has announced that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is taking control of delivery of public transport solutions in the area. 

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Mayor's response to XR planned protests in Cambridgeshire

14 February 2020

Responding to Extinction Rebellion’s planned demonstrations, Mayor James Palmer said:

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Public urged to back trailblazing £100k Homes after website launches

13 February 2020

People in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are being urged to show their support for £100K Homes via a new website for the innovative scheme which makes one-bedroom properties available to buy for £100,000.

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