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Webinar: Night Freight Trains Through Cambridge? – 19th December 2020

Freight Train Carrying Nuclear Waste Flasks. See UK Nuclear Waste Rail Routes here. Freight will move from North London Line to the EWR Link.

Cambridge Approaches will be presenting a webinar to the Mill Road community in Cambridge (but open to all) on the subject of the likely increase in rail freight traffic through Cambridge as a result of the completion of the East West Rail link Central Section, together with some ideas about how this can be mitigated. The webinar will also be of interest to people living east of Cambridge along the single track line to Newmarket and those in the option E area.

For more background information see this post on the Mill Road Bridges web site, and our previous post on this web site.

The webinar will be held at 5pm on Saturday 19th December 2020.

Register in advance for this meeting using this link.

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

2 replies on “Webinar: Night Freight Trains Through Cambridge? – 19th December 2020”

None of the nuclear trains pass though Cambridge so the photo and caption looks like a bit of a scare tactic. Personally I would be delighted to have more freight trains and get the trucks off the road

Yes, getting freight off the road is a good thing. But the main question is where should the railway go and does the additional freight have to go through central Cambridge.

I agree the picture might be a bit over the top! But the EWR Consortium are saying that freight traffic will be used for the construction of Sizewell C if it goes ahead. Nuclear trains do go on the North London line and when it opens freight will be diverted onto the EWR link. So it is not impossible that nuclear trains will go through central Cambridge. Also saying that it doesn’t happen now doesn’t really say that it won’t happen in the future.

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