Friday, March 15, 2019

The infamous Stuntney Bridge at Ely’s railway station has been hit by another van driver – making it the second since improvements were made.

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Network Rail
Monday, March 4, 2019

A lorry flipped onto its side and had the top of its roof ripped off after it hit the railway bridge in Ely.

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Network Rail
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Around 550 people attended two information public information events on plans to build a £20 million rail station in Soham - which is on track for completion by spring 2021.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Longer trains will be stopping at Littleport and Waterbeach from next year after Network Rail agreed a £27 million improvement package that will lengthen platforms to enable eight car services to stop there.

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Steve Barclay
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The public will get their first chance to see future plans for a £20million rail station at Soham THIS Month when Network Rail stages an exhibition over two days.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Trains with double the number of carriages are desperately needed to tackle commuter over-crowding in rush hour, a meeting heard.

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James Palmer
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Two public meetings are to take place in Soham next month to unveil design proposals for a new rail station.

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Network Rail
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Vital upgrades have been completed across Cambridgeshire’s rail network over the festive break to prevent delays and cancellations.

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Network Rail
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Figures released today (November 7) by Network Rail show that members of the public in East Anglia have prevented suicide on 37 occasions at railway premises in the last three years.

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British Transport Police
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ely’s £49 million long-awaited bypass has officially opened - and although it was £13m over budget Mayor James Palmer says “it was worth every penny”.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 25, 2018

An investigation by the Ely Standard reveals how expediency triumphed over caution in the race to get the city’s bypass built and that speed could have influenced the massive £13 million overspend.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Ely underpass will close next week - a day after the new bypass opens - so that work can start on the next phase of the major project.

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Angel Drove
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

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