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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.

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