March to Wisbech GRIP study approved

The board of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has approved a budget to deliver the GRIP 3B report into the March-Wisbech railway.

The study will develop a business case and design work for re-instating the rail services, including identifying the best location for a new Wisbech rail station. The study would include looking at the operational requirements required to deliver a two trains per hour service between Wisbech and March. Potential for private sector funding of the scheme would also be explored.

The study would also encompass looking at an alternative transport solution to traditional ‘heavy’ rail. That would include the development of a business case, as well as possible integration with the plans for a Cambridgeshire Metro.

It is estimated that consultants will take nine months to complete the study.

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Further information sourced from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority website

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