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Fenland Rail Development Strategy

Getting on Track, Fenland's Rail Development Strategy was adopted by Fenland District Council on 19 April 2012. This section of the website provides you with further details about the strategy and its progress since April 2012. A six month progress report will be provided here during April and September of each year.

There are 3 documents, each forming part of the strategy:

  • A summary leaflet detailing the strategy
  • An action plan providing details of the projects that will be delivered as part of the strategy
  • A technical document showing the full strategy
Rail Strategy Themes

The Fenland Rail Development Strategy covers 3 themes from which all the individual projects will be delivered.

  • More community involvement - this theme is about enabling local people to have more involvement in their local railway
  • Better stations - a theme that sets out proposals for improvement at each station. This section is set out in the form of a Stations Investment Plan to assist with obtaining funding for projects
  • service improvements - proposals for where we would like to see train station improvements
Public Consultation

A consultation version of the rail development strategy was available for public to give their views from Monday 5 September 2011 through to 2 December 2011. There was strong support for the strategy themes and for the types of projects that are now included within the action plan leaflet.

In recent years the group has undertaken a significant amount of work to consider Fenland rail issues.  This has included understanding current issues, seeking stakeholder views and assessing good practice from elsewhere. The FDC Street Pride work in partnership with National Express East Anglia and Network Rail has delivered significant improvements at stations and especially at March.  All of this work has led to the creation and adoption of the key proposals that are principally about rail development including service improvements, better stations and more community involvement.

Project Delivery & Progress

Delivery of the Fenland Rail Development Strategy will be through the Fenland Strategic Partnership Transport and Access Group. The FSP Transport and Access Group is made up of a number of organisations including Fenland District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT), NHS Cambridgeshire and Care Network.

Progress updates about the delivery of the Fenland Rail Development Strategy and the Community Rail Partnership are provided on this website on a 6 month basis.