Civils and stations

02.08.19

Work on £27m East of England upgrades set to begin

A £27m project aimed at tackling congestion on peak train services in the East of England is set to begin later this year.

The upgrades, between Cambridge and King’s Lynn, will include two platform extensions at Waterbeach and a platform extension at Littleport.

This will allow the introduction of eight-car services during peak times, providing passengers with more seats and a better experience.

READ MORE: Cambridge authorities allot £4m investment for transport infrastructure

READ MORE: ‘Compelling case’ put forward for £4bn metro network for Cambridgeshire

Connectivity for immediate stations will also be improved by the work, as well as supporting local development and regeneration plans along the Cambridge rail corridor.

Preparation work will start later this summer, with the main works scheduled to begin in October. The project is expected to be completed by next summer.

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