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Cambridge level crossing upgrades stem from major signalling renewal project

The Department for Transport has received the submission of a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application, seeking the powers to upgrade seven level crossings across Cambridge and Norfolk as part of the £194m Cambridge re-signalling scheme.

Whilst the seven level crossings will be upgraded via the wider re-signalling scheme, the TWAO application will look to garner permission for purchasing additional land required at each level crossing site. This accumulation of additional land will accommodate for the installation of new equipment and the upgrade works for the improvements of the crossing to full barrier with either obstacle detection or CCTV technology.

The seven level crossings set to be upgraded are:

  • Dimmocks Cote
  • Waterbeach
  • Milton Fen
  • Meldreth Road
  • Six Mile Bottom
  • Dullingham
  • Croxton (Norfolk)

This major re-signalling scheme is being delivered via Network Rail and is set to deliver significant benefits to the Cambridge area through the upgrade works on signals, power and communications systems that are nearing their natural end. These renovation works will see over 700 assets replaced with modern technology, delivered through Alstom, which will ensure the quality of infrastructure for decades to come.

A copy of the TWAO application, all plans and other documents submitted with it, may be inspected free of charge at the following times and locations until 23 September 2022:

  • between the hours of 09.30 and 18.00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 09.30 and 19.00 on Wednesday; 10.00 and 18.00 on Saturday and 12.00 and 16.00 on Sunday at Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD; and
  • between the hours of 10.00 and 19.00 on Monday to Friday and 10.00 and 16.00 on Saturday and Sunday at Thetford Library, Raymond Street, Thetford, IP24 2EA

The TWAO application documents, along with information on how to make representation to the Department for Transport is available to view by visiting Network Rail’s Cambridge Re-signalling project webpage, or by visiting on the Governments website Gov.uk.

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