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£27M rail scheme starts in October to double carriages on Kings Lynn to Cambridge line.

Network Rail has today confirmed that its £27M scheme of upgrades to platforms and longer eight carriage trains will start this autumn.

The work includes extending a station platform at Littleport to accommodate the trains with eight carriages rather than four, and step free access to Littleport station. The work should be complete in the summer of 2020 and new timetables will be published as of December 2020 which will be followed by the new 8-car services.

This is great news for constituents as trains currently get very busy at key times. It reflects my continued push to get investment into local transport improvements and will make a major difference to the Cambridge to Kings Lynn line.

Work on Wisbech Rail is also continuing with consultants now working on the £3M engineering study to inform the next steps. I met with them recently and continue to make the case for this within Government.

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