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Restoring a train service from Wisbech to Cambridge

Railfuture East Anglia and the Wisbech Rail Consultative Group set out the background to restoring a train service from Wisbech to Cambridge and how it could be done. wisbechrail.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/eaa-pw-20180409-wisbech-rail-delivery-paper-6.pdf

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Location of the site of a new Wisbech railway station

Don’t short change us on the location of the site of a new Wisbech railway station The Wisbech to March Railway crosses the Wisbech A47 bypass at grade about 2 miles towards March. Eventually this level crossing will have to … Continue reading

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Now is the time to deliver Wisbechrail

Railfuture East Anglia has joined together with  local people, rail planning experts and influential local business leaders to progress Wisbechrail through a new group they have set up called the Wisbech Consultative Group. This will harness peoples’ ideas about where the station … Continue reading

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MP Steve Barclay warns about Wisbech Access Strategy

Steve Barclay MP warns in CambsTimes that an unammended Wisbech Access Strategy could jeopardise the reopening of the rail link from Wisbech to March. www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/steve-barclay-mp-claims-access-study-could-damage-rail-prospects-1-5289072 “Mr Barclay says the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the county council and Fenland … Continue reading

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Statement about delivering an integrated transport plan for Wisbech

A joint statement from Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland District Council and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has just been published, but it fails to explain why the “comprehensive package of both road and rail infrastructure projects … Continue reading

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Wisbech Access Strategy Consultation

Please take part in this consultation response. Fenland District Council are consulting on their Wisbech Access Strategy which describes road improvements crossing the route of the railway which would prevent the railway reopening into the centre of the town: http://www.fenland.gov.uk/wisbechaccess This has come … Continue reading

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Wisbechrail Update – GRIP 3 funded

July 2017 Good News Wisbechrail has taken a significant step forward to become reality. One of the first initiatives of the Cambridgeshire Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) at its first meeting has been to fund the vital GRIP 3 process which … Continue reading

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Mayoral Election 2017 – A rail strategy for Cambridgeshire

Railfuture East Anglia have produced a leaflet which highlights some of the rail projects needed to meet the future growth in rail use for both passengers and freight in Cambridgeshire. This has been sent to the candidates for the Cambridgeshire … Continue reading

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The forthcoming Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor Elections

Most of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral candidates have shown a very good understanding of the transport problems and solutions needed for our County and in particular regarding Wisbech. However, Railfuture East Anglia and Wisbechrail are puzzled by this local … Continue reading

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The Railway from Wisbech to March; who will deliver it?

  The WisbechRail reopening project has been progressing for a relatively short time. It started when the Association of Train Operating Companies issued a report called Connecting Communities. This listed every significant community of 15000 people and over in the … Continue reading

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