Will the Wisbech Rail Link actually happen? A question I often get asked by constituents.
Funding for the next phase of engineering assessments have now been agreed at a cost of £3.2 million. Fenland District Council also confirmed last week that they agreed to my recommendation to amend their proposed road schemes in Wisbech to ensure that Wisbech Rail remains an option.
In my view, these rail studies are too expensive and far too slow. The County Council should be asking for the study to be produced quicker than 18 months, but at least we are making progress and moving forward. I will continue to press for Wisbech Rail, a late night train service from Cambridge to Fenland Stations and more frequent stops at Manea and Whittlesey Station.