Be heard- CrossCountry rail consultation

Recently I updated constituents on the progress being made on Wisbech Rail. This week, I would like to update constituents in March, Manea and Whittlesey about a CrossCountry rail consultation that will affect the scheduling of trains at your stations for the next 3 years. I will include a link to the consultation below, but …

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Hook Road Residents’ gardens to be safe from speeding drivers

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Last month I wrote to the Chief Director of Economy, Transport and Environment at Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) to raise with the Highways team concerns which residents of Hook Road, Wimblington expressed. Hook Road is a single track road and recently, has suffered from a steep increase in speeding. Drivers have taken to driving on …

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Unacceptable hike in Stagecoach fares

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Over the past couple of weeks, Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk and I have both received numerous complaints from constituents about the sudden rise in Stagecoach bus fares. A hike in fares at the end of March has seen weekly bus passes go up in price by nearly 50%, this places an enormous …

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Relief for motorists in Whittlesey as Kings Dyke rail crossing is given the go ahead by planning

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Motorists in Fenland will see journey times reduced following the great news that the long awaited scheme to ease the congestion at Kings Dyke rail crossing has been given the go ahead by the Planning Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council. I have repeatedly campaigned with local Whittlesey Councillors, including Martin Curtis when he was Leader …

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More coaches are needed for the 7.38 AM CrossCountry Service from Manea to Cambridge

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A number of constituents have contacted me to raise concerns over the 7.38 AM CrossCountry Service from Manea to Cambridge. The service is extremely busy, with commuters travelling to Cambridge, holiday makers with large cases making their way to Stansted Airport, alongside passengers, some of which are with bicycles. Despite ongoing, serous overcrowding, there are …

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Update: Train noise misery to March residents – Raising concerns with the Chief Executive of Network Rail and the Rail Regulator

I have reported Network Rail to the Rail Regulator after I uncovered new information which revealed that they have brushed off residents’ concerns with false information. Trains sitting for over an hour with their engines running yards from homes in Landau Way, March has been a cause of considerable distress to residents affected by the …

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Calls for automated barriers at busy rail crossing

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I am calling for a manned railway crossing to be made automatic and have written to Network Rail asking if there are plans to switch the crossing on Station Road, Whittlesey to an automatic barrier. The move comes amid concerns about delays caused to drivers as a result of the time it takes to manually …

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Questioning time delay on Ely to Sutton cycleway

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It is welcome news that the Ely to Sutton cycleway will be completed within the next fortnight. I questioned why construction of the route was taking so long after being contacted by a resident fed-up with the long tail-backs of traffic caused by the work. Cambridgeshire County Council now assure me that the work will …

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Up to £10.5m unlocked for the next phase of Wisbech Rail

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Below: click to enlarge Two key letters from Government Ministers, including one on the last day of Parliament, have unlocked access to a further £10.5m of funding to progress the Wisbech rail scheme. After I drew the progress and significant potential of the Wisbech rail scheme to the attention of the Secretary of State for …

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Calling for answers over late trains

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After being contacted by a constituent complaining of the poor service provided by Cross Country Trains from March to Cambridge I am calling on the train company to explain why its Cambridge service has such a poor track record for being on time. The woman, who did not want to be named, kept a daily …

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