An engagement event is being held to understand more about the way residents and businesses use the roads in and around Queen Adelaide.

Cambridgeshire County Council and Network Rail would like to understand more about how the traffic flows through the village and get people’s views on the impact the three level crossings have on those in the area.

The event will be on Thursday 14 September from 6pm – 8pm at Queen Adelaide Village Hall.

There is a wider aspiration to see an increase in train services to improve connectivity through the county and beyond. In order to increase the number of services we need to look at the impact more trains would have on the level crossings.

Cllr Ian Bates, chairman of the County Council’s Economy and Environment committee, said:

“Working with Network Rail, we want to keep people safe and moving. We want to have a conversation with local residents and businesses about the impact this will have on them and understand how people use the area.

“At this early stage we want to gain the widest understanding of how people travel in the area and their feedback will help inform future transport solutions in the Queen Adelaide area.”

Meliha Duymaz, interim route managing director for the Anglia route from Network Rail said:

“The Ely area is a major bottleneck for the rail network and for future growth. Any future increase in the number of freight and passenger trains would mean that there would be a knock on effect for the level crossings in terms of safety and traffic build up.

We want to work closely with residents of Queen Adelaide to understand how it effects their daily lives today and how it impact them in the future. Understanding the area will help us to develop a pragmatic solution for both road and rail.”

Representatives from both Cambridgeshire County Council and Network Rail will be on hand and Lucy Frazer, Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire and local councillors will also be present.

For more information visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/queen-adelaide-traffic-study

For residents or businesses not able to attend the event there will be an opportunity to feedback via email or by returning a comment card that will be posted ahead of the event.

 

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