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Wisbech rail link is essential for economic growth

Steve Barclay reports from today’s launch of the Wisbech 2020 Infrastructure for Growth lobby which highlights potential to open up the Cambridgeshire jobs market with better transport links. “Opening the Wisbech rail-link will cut travelling times to Cambridge by more … Continue reading

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Vital studies on Wisbech rail link on track for spring 2015 deadline

Steve Barclay reports that Cambridgeshire County Council transport bosses have agreed to fast track work on the GRIP 2 engineering study, which will look at how Network Rail can deliver the Wisbech rail reopening project. The County Council affirmed that … Continue reading

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Wisbech Railway Infrastructure Workshop

Plans to re-open the Wisbech to March rail link have taken another step along the track to becoming reality. Cambridgeshire County Council agreed to work on two essential pieces of documentation side-by-side to make sure the project was ready when … Continue reading

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Direct Wisbech to Cambridge rail service added to the Cambridgeshire County Council transport plan

The Wisbech rail link is become increasingly prominent in future local transport plans, and today it is the turn of Cambridgeshire County Council. Their Local Transport Plan has just been updated with the future rail network now including an hourly … Continue reading

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Wisbech Rail Reopening workshop and timescales

Steve Barclay takes an opportunity to look further into the future at how a reopened line from March to Wisbech could be further extended to serve Kings Lynn to bring greater benefits to the region by allowing a direct Kings … Continue reading

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Approval obtained to bring forward Engineering Study

Steve Barclay MP has secured written ministerial approval for either Cambridgeshire County Council or Fenland District Council to use their reserves to enable the £250k Wisbech Rail reopening detailed engineering study to be carried out this year on the understanding the money … Continue reading

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£250k funding announcement for Network Rail Engineering Study

The Wisbech to March railway reopening campaign received the strongest indication yet that the line will be reopened with the announcement that £250k of funding is being made available by the government for a Network Rail detailed engineering study. This … Continue reading

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Wisbech Market Town Transport Strategy survey

Cambridgeshire County Council are carrying out a consultation on the Draft Wisbech Market Town Transport Strategy which is an important opportunity to express your support for the reopening of the railway from Wisbech to March. There are details here including … Continue reading

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Making the case for Wisbech

Stephen Barclay, the MP for North East Cambridgeshire, talked to Chris Austin about making the case for Wisbech in the latest edition of Railfuture’s national magazine “Railwatch”. The desire to improve prospects for his constituents is the main factor that … Continue reading

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MP Steve Barclay pushing for government funding for Wisbech rail link study

Cambs Times 15th April 2014 http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mp_barclay_pushing_for_government_funding_for_wisbech_rail_link_study_1_3560664 A series of meetings have been held to discuss funding for a study into a train line between March and Wisbech. MP Steve Barclay met with Cabinet Minister Greg Clark to discuss government funding … Continue reading

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