This evening at Queen Adelaide Village Hall, Cambridgeshire County Council and Network Rail are asking people who live in the area or use the main route through the village to come to a public meeting seeking views.
The objective of the meeting to understand what impact to local residents more trains would cause especially on the road through the village. This leaflet was delivered to every local home and business.
In a press release, Cllr Ian Bates, chairman of the Economics and Environment committee said, “Working with Network Rail, we want to keep people safe and moving. We want to have a conversation with local residents and businesses about the impact this will have on them and understand how people use the area. At this early stage we want to gain the widest understanding of how people travel in the area and their feedback will help inform future transport solutions in the Queen Adelaide area.”
A local businessman is already fearing the worse, that the long term objective is to close the crossing claiming that Network Rail could not give him a definite no when he asked “Is closure of the crossing likely?”
Meliha Duymaz, interim route managing director for the Anglia route from Network Rail said: “The Ely area is a major bottleneck for the rail network and for future growth. Any future increase in the number of freight and passenger trains would mean that there would be a knock on effect for the level crossings in terms of safety and traffic build up.”
Representatives from both Cambridgeshire County Council and Network Rail will be on hand and Lucy Frazer, Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire and local councillors will also be present.
For more information visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/queen-adelaide-traffic-study