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***ROD Network Rail’s Ely Area Capacity Enhancements 2 Consultation

To note the Council’s joint response with South Cambridgeshire District Council to Network Rail’s Ely Area Capacity Enhancements 2 consultation

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/12/2021

Decision due: Before 11 Jan 2022 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Infrastructure

Contact: Caroline Hunt, Strategy and Economy Manger - SCDC & City Email: Caroline.Hunt@greatercambridgeplanning.org Tel: 01954 713196, Claire Tunnicliffe, Committee Manager Email: claire.tunnicliffe@cambridge.gov.uk.

Background Information: The Ely area capacity enhancement (EACE) programme proposes to upgrade the railway to allow more trains to run through Ely. The railway through Ely is operating at full capacity. This means that Network Rail cannot increase the number of services through Ely because the existing layout of the tracks, junctions, signals and existing speed restrictions across key bridges in the Ely area acts as a bottleneck on the network.

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