The Ely area capacity enhancement programme are consulting on various options to increase rail capacity through Ely as part of a six week consultation that began on the 24th May.
The programme aims to allow more trains to run through Ely by improving rail capacity and reliability for passenger services between key destinations. It will also seek to meet the demand for more rail freight between the Port of Felixstowe, the west Midlands and the north to support sustainable, long-term economic growth.
For this second round, proposals and options will be presented to the public to upgrade the railway in the area defined as Ely South that includes:
⚫️ Proposed infrastructure changes to part of the Soham branch line and Ely Dock junction;
⚫️Proposed changes to track and platforms at Ely station;
⚫️Options to upgrade the nearby Stuntney Road bridge;
⚫️Options to upgrade two bridges across the Great River Ouse adjacent to Ely marina;
⚫️Proposal to close Kiln Lane level crossing with options to maintain pedestrian and vehicle access to the east side of the railway.
You can take part in the consultation by visiting www.networkrail.co.uk/Ely or requesting a printed copy of the consultation material can be requested by contacting 03457 11 41 41 or emailing: ElyAreaCapcityEnhancements@networkrail.co.uk.
The feedback from this second round of consultation will help to progress designs prior to selecting preferred options and, subject to further funding, submitting a Transport and Works Act Order later in 2022.
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