Thursday, October 11, 2018

It might have been £13 million over budget and 20 years in the pipeline, but Ely Southern Bypass is on track to open on Wednesday October 31 - and work to build a walkway runs until late November.

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Angel Drove
Thursday, September 20, 2018

A new rail station to be built in Soham could cost more than £21.8m, a report has revealed.

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Network Rail
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Plans have been submitted for a railway station platform to be extended, which could see eight-car trains between King’s Lynn and Cambridge.

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East Cambs District Council
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The battle for Estover is heading back to committee next week as March Town Council will fight to stop 95 homes being built there.

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Mike Cornwell
Monday, August 6, 2018

Highways England and Network Rail are among holding objections to East Cambridgeshire Council owned Palace Green Homes that wants to create a new garden village at Kennett with 500 homes, a care home for the elderly, a business park and shops.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Friday, August 3, 2018

A damning report into the derailment of a freight train in Ely revealed that components had been “managed to incorrect maintenance limits” for almost 14 years.

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Network Rail
Friday, June 22, 2018

Two vans became the 116th and 117th vehicles to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in Ely.

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Cambridgeshire Police
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

• It has been a momentous week – rail chaos, announcement of a Trump/Kim summit in Singapore, BREXIT and of course... Love Island.

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Network Rail
Friday, June 1, 2018

With rail services through Manea abandoned for the day because of damage to two bridges, I thought I would test for myself how villagers are coping. They may be coping but clearly the rail network isn’t.

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Network Rail
Friday, June 1, 2018

All trains have been cancelled from March rail station today (June 1) after Manea bridge needs ‘emergency repairs’.

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Network Rail
Friday, June 1, 2018

A van has become the 115th vehicle to strike the Stuntney Road bridge in Ely – making it the second time it has happened in two days.

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Network Rail
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Britain’s most bashed bridge – along Stuntney Road in Ely – claimed its 114th victim in nine years today.

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Network Rail
Monday, May 21, 2018

Mayor James Palmer has met with train operators to challenge them to ‘expand and improve’ rail services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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James Palmer
Thursday, May 17, 2018

British Transport Police are investigating an incident after a lorry drove into the level crossing barriers at Station Road in Ely and fled the scene.

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British Transport Police
Friday, May 4, 2018

A road bridge or underpass will now be needed at Ely as part of long-awaited improvements to the worst bottleneck on the region’s railway network.

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James Palmer
Friday, April 13, 2018

A bid by NHS England to secure £35,000 from one of Cambridge’s richest colleges as part of building 95 homes on land they own at Estover in March will have to come from monies already agreed.

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Mike Cornwell
Friday, April 13, 2018

A high profile plea has been made to the Prime Minister to fast track a train station so people can travel directly to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the New Royal Papworth Hospital and the BioMedical campus.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Cambridgeshire mayor James Palmer is campaigning to reopen stations in Soham and Wisbech to help provide better links from the north to the south of the county.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Network Rail has been slammed for creating “frankly ridiculous” red tape which means it is taking far too long to build a new train station in Soham.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Beast from the East really hit Fenland overnight, forcing a number of schools to remain closed this morning due to heavy snowfall.

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Peterborough City Hospital
Sunday, February 25, 2018

East Cambridgeshire and Fenland is bracing itself for heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures; it has already forced Greater Anglia to put in place a contingency plan which could see trains cancelled.

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Network Rail
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

• Well it’s been a couple of weeks to remember for all the wrong reasons.

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Network Rail
Friday, February 9, 2018

Some major issues have been identified with construction of the Ely Southern Bypass that could add “significant” costs to the final bill.

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Network Rail
Thursday, February 1, 2018

A northern by-pass together with a bridge over the rail line to Peterborough – at a total cost of around £100 million- would solve instantly the dilemma for transport bosses faced with the problem of what to do about Queen Adelaide.

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Adelaide
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Train services between Ely and Kings Lynn will be cancelled for five days next month to allow for a £1 million upgrade to a six-span railway bridge.

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Network Rail
Monday, January 15, 2018

A politician has called for a promise that the A14 works will be finished following news that a contractor working on the job has gone into liquidation.

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Alex Mayer
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Council leader Charles Roberts told Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today that he welcomed improvements to Ely North junction but he would continue to “fight the corner” of Queen Adelaide residents fearful of barrier closures.

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Chris Grayling
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Works on the King’s Lynn to Ely line, Cambridge South station and a potential relocation of Waterbeach station was all on the agenda at the Fen Line Users Association’s annual general meeting last month.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MP Steve Barclay claims a major study on the future transport needs of Wisbech is flawed and unless it is amended or withdrawn could jeopardise prospects for re-opening the rail link to March.

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Steve Barclay

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