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Potential for Haverhill railway included in plans

A railway line between Haverhill and Cambridge would cost over �100 million.

A railway line between Haverhill and Cambridge would cost over �100 million.

 

The potential for a railway to return to Haverhill has been recognised in the latest plans of the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The LEP recently published its strategic economic plan for growth in its local area, specifying potential future railway links to facilitate improvements on key routes.

Being considered are better links between Cambridge and Haverhill using railway and bus routes.

A railway line between Haverhill and Cambridge would cost over £100 million.

The LEP wants to create a transport network fit for an economically vital high growth area and open up access to other significant towns.

It is LEP’s role to collaborate to create new jobs and the right conditions for enterprise growth as well as to champion their area’s potential.

Matthew Hancock MP said: “I am delighted that Haverhill has been included in potential plans for future rail links.

“In order for the local economy to grow we need better transport links that enable workers to access employment areas.

“There are major gaps in the railway system as it stands and these plans would not only support economic growth, but they would reduce the demand for car journeys through Haverhill.”

For all the latest news see tomorrow’s (Thursday, May 1) Echo.

 

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