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Webinar: Cambridge to Newmarket Corridor

I wrote recently about the situation regarding the Oxford to Ipswich East West Rail link.We are hosting a webinar on this subject especially for those to the east of Cambridge. This webinar will be specifically about the effect that the new rail route will have on the Cambridge to Newmarket corridor area.Whilst we understand that it might seem a fairly benign development, and indeed more frequent train services are to be welcomed, the railway line will dramatically affect the corridor. The webinar will focus on the effects that the new rail route will have, how you can find out more and on the alternatives available.For those for who have not been following events, we will also give some history of the project, and try to demystify the way that it has evolved since inception back in 1997. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions as well.The webinar will be on Tuesday 16th March at 7pm. 
You can use the link below, or visit the Cambridge Approaches website and register from there.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqce2trT8vGNxi8LEACm5GwH7fFkc16–K

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Kind regards

Steve Edmondson
for Cambridge Approaches

5 replies on “Webinar: Cambridge to Newmarket Corridor”

Has anyone made contact with the Parish Councils along the Cambridge-Newmarket route for this webinar ? Having lived in Cherry Hinton many years ago the proposal for freight along this route would have a devastating impact on the village.

Hello Chris.
Yes we have written to all the parish councils between Cambridge and Newmarket including Cherry Hinton (a city ward).
There has been only a very modest response, quite surprising when, as you point out, the communities alng the line would be seriously affected.
The reason we are directing the webinar on 16th March to the east of Cambridge is to hopefully draw attention to this issue. Perhaps, if you still have contacts in Cherry Hinton you could help spread the word.
Many thanks, Steve

Have signed up. Having lived directly next to this rail line since 1976 I remember the old diesel trains and how the house would shake when they passed by. The modern trains are so much quieter and you hardly notice them. When the occasional freight trains go past it takes me back (in a negative way) as they are noisy, long, and again make my house shake. Often very late at night or in the early hours of the morning. I am surprised about the lack of consultation.

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