The new Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, has announced in his 100-day plan he is committed to initiating feasibility studies on light rail and tunnelling for Cambridge and the surrounding region. This development is very welcome, as...Read More »
The Government has agreed a “Devolution Deal” for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with a new Mayor to be directly elected on 04 May 2017. The deal will transfer resources, powers and accountability from central Government to a Combined Authority for the region. The new Mayor will have responsibility for key aspects...Read More »
South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen recently called for a pause to the City Deal to undertake more strategic and long-term planning, which may involve greater investment: from her website [emphasis added] –
“We are a powerful team in Cambridgeshire and I believe some of the suggested alternatives are well worth...Read More »
Lewis Herbert, Leader of the Greater Cambridge City Deal, recently publicly stated that light rail should be taken into consideration for Tranche 2 of the City Deal. This followed a meeting that Cambridge Connect and Railfuture had with him about our light rail proposals several weeks ago, and our presentation...Read More »
National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) Report on Cambridge to Oxford corridor positive on light rail
The National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) report on the Cambridge to Oxford ‘corridor’, under the section on Local Transport and “Enhancing City Connectivity” (Sections 4.38 – 4.40) states [emphasis added]:
“4.39 The development of a robust city centre transport strategy will require strong local leadership and the support of local businesses...Read More »
Smarter Cambridge Transport organised a public meeting at Wolfson College, Cambridge, on Friday 14 Oct 2016 to examine whether the Greater Cambridge City Deal is working. The venue was packed, with more than 200 people attending, a vivid testament to how much people care about this...Read More »
UK Tram has thrown its support behind the Cambridge Connect – Railfuture proposals for Light Rail in Cambridge to address congestion. UK Tram is the industry body for light rail and trams in the United Kingdom, and comprises a membership of experts including operators, manufacturers, local authorities and consultancies....Read More »
Cambridge Connect submission to National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) on the Cambridge to Oxford ‘economic growth corridor’.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) recently issued a ‘Call for Evidence’ on the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford ‘growth corridor’, requesting input from stakeholders. Cambridge Connect made a submission to highlight the need for effective integration between measures to improve connectivity along this corridor and measures within...Read More »
Cambridge Connect has proposed a new focus for light rail in Cambridge, called the ‘Isaac Newton Line’. The line is based on feedback from the public and stakeholders since Cambridge Connect was launched back in March 2016. The ‘Isaac Newton Line’ is a light rail route designed...Read More »
Cambridge Connect ran an online survey of public opinion about light rail as a potential solution for Cambridge public transport. The results revealed strong support for the concept, with 80% of respondents agreeing that light rail should form part of the mix of public transport for Cambridge.
The two line options...Read More »