The Wisbech Rail scheme has been singled out by The Transport Secretary, The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, as having well advanced plans for reopening in a speech to members of the rail industry.
“Working, too, with powerful city regions that can take the responsibility of shaping their transport systems far more effectively than Whitehall ever could.
That’s the way, for instance, that we have seen a reversal of some of the Beeching cuts.
Finding ways to bring trains back to towns that should never have lost them and whose growth requires them.
Like the Chase Line project did for Rugeley, Cannock and Hednesford.
Or for places such as Tavistock and Wisbech, which have well-advanced plans.”