Department for Transport to support development work on Ely North rail junction

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss today welcomed the news that the Department for Transport will work with local councils and LEPs to progress the development study into the upgrade of Ely North rail junction. In a letter to Elizabeth, the Secretary of State for Transport has said ‘My Department and Network Rail will do everything possible to support this and work in partnership with local stakeholders.’

Elizabeth Truss MP commented ‘I am extremely pleased that the Department for Transport recognises that Ely North rail junction is key in helping drive forward the economic growth in the eastern region. During the rail summit I held in February in Downham Market with fellow MPs, Network Rail said that a development study needed to be done to re-configure the junction and road layout. I am therefore pleased the Transport Secretary has committed to supporting this work so that the scheme can be progressed in Control Period 6. I will be having further meetings with Network Rail and Department for Transport officials to monitor progress.’

Attached: Letter from the Secretary of State for Transport

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