Councillor hopes talks with Tesco and Greater Anglia will improve pedestrian access to rail station

PUBLISHED: 09:27 03 February 2018

The muddy footpath near Ely station - (well trodden by hundreds of people every day) - on the Tesco side of the access road is owned by Tesco

The muddy footpath near Ely station - (well trodden by hundreds of people every day) - on the Tesco side of the access road is owned by Tesco


County and district councillor Anna Bailey hopes to improve safety and access for pedestrians at Ely station.

“I have met with Greater Anglia and a county council officer to see what can be done to improve the pedestrian access and safety at the station,” she said.

“The muddy footpath - well trodden by hundreds of people every day - on the Tesco side of the access road is owned by Tesco and I am in touch with them to try to get it tarmacked,” she said.

The station access road itself is controlled by Greater Anglia, said Cllr Bailey.

“Having met with their customer engagement manager on site in Ely, I am now liaising with the asset management team to try to get a formal crossing point within the site to get people safely from the Tesco side of the road to the station side,” she said.

“There are also plans to improve the mouth of the junction when the railway underpass upgrade works are done as part of the Ely bypass scheme”

Cllr Bailey said she would update on progress in coming weeks.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:40

Fire crews were called out twice in East Cambridgeshire on Sunday – to a collision at Mepal and to a car fire in Wilburton.

Yesterday, 15:09

If on your bucket list is walking a new road before it opens to traffic then many hundreds will have ticked that off on Sunday in Ely.

Yesterday, 11:25

Sixteen teams battled it out in Ely on Saturday for the annual potato race over the quarter-a-mile course, all carrying 20kg bag of spuds, all of which had been grown by different farmers in the Fens.

Yesterday, 17:06

A woman who complained to MP Lucy Frazer that a letter she paid a £4 surcharge to Royal Mail to be delivered only to find it was a Tory Party survey has got her money back.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy