Fenland’s rail is a topic of discussion at March Society meeting

Mel Sutterby, Charles Paxton, of March Society and Adrian Sutterby and Alan Neville.

Mel Sutterby, Charles Paxton, of March Society and Adrian Sutterby and Alan Neville. - Credit: Archant

Two big names in the Anglian rail service gave annual updates to the March Society at their October meeting.

Two big names in the Anglian rail service gave annual updates to the March Society at their October meeting.

Alan Neville, Regional Customer Services Manager at Abellio Greater Anglia and Adrian Sutterby, Chairman of Friends of March Railway Station (FOMRS) spoke at the meeting.

Mr Neville spoke of the rail revolution that has taken place in the UK since he joined in the 1980s and the increased connectivity between stations in the major cities.

He also mentioned Crossrail, which will be completed in 2018-19.


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The development means that it will be possible to travel from Cambridge to Brighton without changing trains with work having been started on the new station in north Cambridge.

March station was also a topic of discussion following its improved staffing and customer information service in the ticket hall.

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Volunteers meet at the station on the second Saturday of each month to help refurbish rooms and clear the area around platform two.

The next March Society event is on Wednesday November 11 at 7pm in March Library.

Helen Wootton and Ian Mason of Chatteris Past Present and Future Civic Society will talk about their project ‘Tree Preservation in Chatteris’ and the work that CPPF has completed to date.

All are welcome and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits. More details on the website www.themarchsociety.org.uk and on Facebook and Twitter.

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