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Wisbech Trainline a Step Closer

Wisbech Trainline a Step Closer

Published by KLFM
7:34am 30th October 2014.

Wisbech's MP has told KLFM that a rail link between the town and Cambridge is one step closer.

It's after the government gave a slice of money for feasibility studies, as well as consultations with local businesses and stakeholders, like Anglian Water.

Stephen Barclay says that the government has acknowledged that reactivating the line could solve problems in both places:

“By securing this money it shows that the government supports the scheme. The reason they support it is because Cambridge is growing, the economy in Cambridge is so strong, but there’s constraints due to things like the cost of housing, and the green belt. Fenland can actually help with this and tap into some of the growth in Cambridge too.

“We’re also getting business now actively involved. So there was a meeting with Anglian Water, and with their major engineering suppliers, along with the County Council, the District Council, the local enterprise partnership, all looking at the technical issues of reactivating the line.”



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