National Express East Anglia exploring Fenland rail improvements after MP’s pressure

TRAIN operator National Express East Anglia will explore improvements to the rail network in Fenland after a meeting with Steve Barclay MP.

The NE Cambs MP met with Geraint Hughes, NXEA Stakeholder Manager, and Fenland District Council to increase pressure on the rail company for improvements to the rail network.

He called for improvements to Manea, Whittlesey and March stations, increasing the number of services and the electrication of the line between Cambridge and King’s Lynn.

Mr Barclay said: “I am delighted that my campaign for better transport links in the area is continuing to gather pace.

“It is important to include not only policy making figures such as ministers, councillors and my parliamentary colleagues but also those from the train operating companies and local council who will be delivering the improvements.”

Councillor Kit Owen, portfolio holder for growth and transport, and Wendy Otter, transport development manager, represented Fenland District Council in the meeting. NXEA area manager Alan Neville and Sallie Bates from Network Rail also took part in the discussions.

Mr Barclay added: “I feel that this was a really constructive meeting. NXEA appeared to recognise the challenges posed by North East Cambridgeshire and are willing to explore possible future developments.”

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