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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Powers sought to upgrade level crossings as part of major signalling upgrade programme for Cambridge

A Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application has been submitted to the Department for Transport to seek powers to upgrade seven level crossings as part of the £194 million Cambridge re-signalling programme.  

Seven level crossings (six in Cambridgeshire and one in Norfolk) are set to be upgraded as part of the wider re-signalling programme. The TWAO application seeks the permission to purchase additional land required at each level crossing site. The additional land will allow the installation of new level crossing equipment and upgrade the crossing to full barrier with either obstacle detection or CCTV technology.

The seven level crossings set to be upgraded are:

  • Dimmocks Cote
  • Waterbeach
  • Milton Fen
  • Meldreth Road
  • Six Mile Bottom
  • Dullingham and;
  • Croxton (Norfolk)

Network Rail’s major re-signalling programme for the wider Cambridge area will deliver significant benefits for all rail users by upgrading signals, power and communications systems that are coming to their end of their operational life. Over 700 assets are set to be replaced with state-of-the-art signalling technology delivered by Alstom.

A copy of the TWAO application, all plans and other documents submitted with it, may be inspected free of charge at the following times and locations until 23 September 2022:

  • between the hours of 09.30 and 18.00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 09.30 and 19.00 on Wednesday; 10.00 and 18.00 on Saturday and 12.00 and 16.00 on Sunday at Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD; and
  • between the hours of 10.00 and 19.00 on Monday to Friday and 10.00 and 16.00 on Saturday and Sunday at Thetford Library, Raymond Street, Thetford, IP24 2EA

The TWAO application documents, along with information on how to make representation to the Department for Transport is available to view by visiting Network Rail’s Cambridge Re-signalling project webpage, or by visiting on the Governments website Gov.uk

Photo credit: Network Rail

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