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Wisbech could become garden town with guarantee of rail reopening

Wisbech could become ‘garden town’ with 10,000 extra homes, an enterprise zone, a retirement village and guarantees of rail and road improvements if Government agrees www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/wisbech_could_become_garden_town_with_10_000_extra_homes_an_enterprise_zone_a_retirement_village_and_guarantees_of_rail_and_road_improvements_if_government_agrees_1_4392018 An audacious bid to change the face of Wisbech – with 10,000 extra homes, … Continue reading

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Outline Business Case shows high value for money

Cambridgeshire County Council have published the GRIP 2 study for the reopening of the railway from March to Wisbech. For a preferred option of two trains an hour from Wisbech to Cambridge, the Outline Business Case and GRIP2 documents show … Continue reading

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Wisbech to 2020 and beyond

Reopening of the railway line between Wisbech and Cambridge is a key part of the plans for Wisbech to 2020 and beyond as described in a newly published document “Wisbech: beyond 2020…a place of great expectations”. “The overall proposed project of reopening … Continue reading

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Response to Network Rail’s Long-term planning process

The coalition of businesses in the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership area have responded to Network Rail’s Long-term planning process consultation to stress the importance of reopening the Wisbech to March railway. The response outlines the Strategic case, economic … Continue reading

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East Anglia rail franchise consultation

The Department for Transport are running a consultation for next East Anglia franchise; a valuable opportunity for local residents to express their support for the reopening of the Wisbech to March railway. Question 3 asks: Are there any changes to … Continue reading

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Restoring rail link between Wisbech and Cambridge will create hundreds of jobs and slash commuting times

“Restoring a rail link between Wisbech and Cambridge will halve commuting times and create at least 230 jobs in the town, a report claims. The Infrastructure for Growth document, which highlights the benefits improved traffic infrastructure can bring to Wisbech … Continue reading

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Wisbech Rail Petition still open

Please sign the petition here: http://wisbechrail.org.uk/petition/ We have started an active campaign to gather more supporters following the launch of the Wisbech Rail Reopening lobby supported by businesses and councils. Unfortunately we discovered a technical fault (which was fixed at … Continue reading

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Business support for the Wisbech Rail Reopening campaign

Can your business support the Wisbech Rail Reopening campaign? If so, please get in touch with Fenland District Council at businessdevelopment@fenland.gov.uk

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Wisbech Rail Infrastructure for Growth lobby brochure

Following the launch last week of the Wisbech Infrastructure for Growth lobby, the supporting brochure describing the huge benefits a rail link would bring to Wisbech is available for download here: wisbechrail.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/fenland_lobby_document_jan2015.pdf The press release about the event can be … Continue reading

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Wisbech rail lobby on track

The campaign to re-open the rail line between Wisbech and March is firmly on track after CEOs from Anglian Water and some of the region’s biggest businesses joined forces yesterday (Thursday November 13) with Stephen Barclay MP, Steve Count leader … Continue reading

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