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£27M Investment boost to Littleport rail commuters as eight-car trains between Cambridge and King’s Lynn given the green light

Network Rail has just announced a £27M enhancement scheme to tackle congestion on the Cambridge to King’s Lynn line, which will be a huge boost to Littleport commuters and those across East Cambridgeshire.

Network Rail has just announced a £27M enhancement scheme to tackle congestion on the Cambridge to King’s Lynn line, which will be a huge boost to Littleport commuters and those across East Cambridgeshire.

The Department for Transport funding package will allow Network Rail to upgrade the stations at Waterbeach and Littleport, extending the platforms to enable longer trains to stop. I have been campaigning for many years to have the Littleport platform extended and to improve access for disabled passengers.

Once the work is complete, eight car services can be introduced during peak times to provide more seats and a better experience for passengers by reducing overcrowding on existing services.

The Littleport station work will involve:

  • Extending platform 2 at Littleport station to 167 metres and providing step-free access to platform 1
  • Creating new stabling at King’s Lynn to support the longer train formation

Work is currently expected to start in October 2019 and completed in the summer of 2020

It is anticipated Great Northern will look to introduce longer eight car services in December 2020

Improving transport links to our area remains a key priority. Securing this funding is great news.

Steve Barclay 5

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