Ely area capacity enhancement programme


I’m writing to you today to introduce Network Rail’s consultation for the Ely area capacity enhancement scheme.

The railway around Ely is an important and busy part of the network where five railway lines converge, providing routes for trains operated by Greater Anglia, Great Northern, East Midland and Cross-Country services. It is also an important part of the strategic freight network connecting the Port of Felixstowe to the West Midlands and the North. Ely station is a key interchange for passengers when travelling to destinations including Cambridge to the south, Peterborough to the north-west, the north-east. We are therefore looking at options to improve the railway in the area to enhance its capacity, which is why we are consulting with local residents and stakeholders to get feedback on our plans.

The consultation is open from 21st September to 1st November. If you would like to view the proposals and give us your comments, you can do so at www.elyareacapacity.com. Alternatively if you like to see these plans in a hard-copy booklet format, you can request it by contacting me via the email address below, and recipient name, quantity and address of delivery.

Kind Regards

Damien Thomas

Communication Manager (Public Consultations)

Network Rail | 1 Eversholt Street | London | NW1 2DN


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