Greater Anglia doubles yearly investment for community rail lines in Cambridgeshire to £240,000
PUBLISHED: 15:05 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 20 June 2017
Greater Anglia is doubling the amount of money it invests yearly to £240,000 to support communities along rural branch lines in Cambridgeshire.
The additional money for Community Rail Partnerships will be used to help promote and develop services, support economic growth and tourism, help provide better access to education and employment, help with local regeneration and facilitate improvements to stations.
Funding will help support local business development along the lines and support a ‘Journeys to Jobs’ scheme which will offer travel grants to those seeking employment.
There will also be further funding for improvements to rail station access.
Over the course of the franchise this will amount to an additional £1.1 million investment in Community Rail Partnerships.
Greater Anglia also plans to consult on the creation of four additional Community Rail Partnerships in the region, including on the Ipswich – Cambridge and Ely – Norwich lines.