Susan van de Ven

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East West Rail: public participation is NOW

by Susan van de Ven on 6 February, 2019

East West Rail: public participation is NOW
(and closes March 11)

Five options have now been published on the exact line of the Bedford-Cambridge segment of the East West Rail project.

Options A, C and D connect from Bassingbourn and fully include Whaddon, Meldreth and Shepreth in their possible associated housing development area. These options may also impinge on the National Trust estate at Wimpole Hall.

Options B and E run via Cambourne and cross the A10 between Foxton and Harston.

All options are left open to move far enough east to connect into the Liverpool St Line before running north to Cambridge.

The precise scale of any new settlement at Bassingbourn has not been published in the consultation document.

The official East West Rail website is here:

https://eastwestrail.co.uk/haveyoursay

Please note that more detailed maps of the route options are provided on the CamBedRailRoad website:

http://www.cambedrailroad.org/CBRR_guidance

Consultation events in our area:

Bassingbourn Primary School, 16 Feb, 10-2
Cambridge University Centre, 22 Feb, 3:30-7:30
Orwell Village Hall, 26 Feb, 2-6

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