BRAKESPEARE: Bramley Line group miffed by Cambs County Council study which doesn’t mention its campaign

IT is astonishing to think we’re now in the sixth or seventh year of the campaign to reopen the rail line between Wisbech and March.

If you think it’s still quiet on the Bramley front then you’d be wrong, however, for the committee running the group is every bit as determined as they were back then to get it back on track.

There are a bit miffed this month that a study by Cambridgeshire County Council makes no mention of their proposals particularly as they say they have evidence it could be reconnected to the national network “at a modest cost of �12million”.

A couple of years ago I recall Fenland District Council promised them some help, particularly in relation to a feasibility study that was proposed but little since.

Oh for the heady days of yesteryear. The website recalls that in 1956, Wisbech East had six trains a day from London Liverpool Street Monday to Friday with one extra train on Wednesdays. Saturdays saw seven trains. Sunday traffic was just three trains from London and three trains back.

The fare was �1.9 shillings & 6d return 3rd class.

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