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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Campaign to Protect Rural England

Have your say: upgrade plans, Ely railway

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 11:20

Ely station Ely station IMAGE: Evelyn Simak / Ely railway station viewed from the east geograph.org.uk 1601367.jpg

Currently operating at full capacity, the railway through Ely is a vital part of the rail network that includes a busy junction where five railway lines converge, providing important routes to key destinations for passenger and freight services.

The Ely area capacity enhancement (EACE) programme is a proposal to upgrade the railway to allow more trains to run through Ely. The aim is to improve connectivity and reliability for passenger services and meet the demand for more rail freight between the Port of Felixstowe, the West Midlands and the north to support sustainable, long-term economic growth.

The first round of public consultation runs from Monday 21 September until Sunday 1 November 2020. You can view the proposals and submit your comments here: http://networkrail.co.uk/ely

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