Wisbech Rail Meeting February 2018

I recently met with Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and Mayor James Palmer and agreed funding for the next phase of Wisbech Rail - to carry out a GRIP3 study which is the next stage of studying the engineering and other costs of the scheme.

Progress on Wisbech Rail was in practice sadly blocked by the Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership, but now that the entire board of the LEP has left I am hopeful of progress from the Mayor and Combined Authority.  The Grip 3 is the next stage of the process we have to follow.

Like many constituents I find it odd that we fought a Second World War in fewer years than it seems to take to reopen a few miles of track, but I will continue to do everything I can to make the case to the Combined Authority and the Department of Transport and remain optimistic that we will get this scheme delivered.

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