Cambridge: Greater Anglia has signed up 24 staff to its Customer Action Teams, to help passengers at a number of stations during peak-time disruption by providing extra help and support. A total of 194 staff are involved in the scheme.
King’s Lynn: Cuts to Norfolk passenger services on September 9 1968 ( 50 years ago) included the line to Dereham via Swaffham. Only the short section to Middleton Towers remains open for sand traffic.
Manea: Cambridgeshire County Council has spent £ 359,000 on consultants, to produce an 80- page document recommending that £143,000 be spent on extending the station platform by 30 yards. The report also included improvements at Whittlesea.
Waterbeach: East Cambridge Council has lodged an objection to the proposed new township of 4,500- plus homes north of Cambridge, because it says it has not allowed for the impact on rail and road travellers from Ely and Soham. There are already plans to move the station to a new site.
Wetheringsett: Work to double the length of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway to Aspall Halt ( to just under a mile) began at the end of August. The track has been procured from Ipswich.
Wisbech: It was 50 years ago, on September 9, that the town lost its passenger service with the closure of the March- King’s Lynn line. While the alignment to Magdalen Road via Emneth and Smeeth Road was completely abandoned, the route to March is still intact. The site of Wisbech ( East) station has been redeveloped twice since 1968.