Cambridgeshire County Council and Network Rail are working together to understand more about how traffic flows through the village of Queen Adelaide and impacts local residents and businesses.
With wider plans to see increased train services within the county to improve connectivity, the purpose of this study was for us to understand the implications increased number of trains can have on traffic in this location, particularly looking at the impact on the level crossings. Working with Network Rail we want to keep people safe and moving.
The valuable input taken from these conversations will form part of the evidence base of the traffic study which the County Council commissioned and is working with Network Rail on. This work will feed into Network Rail's wider plan for the railway in the Ely area.
We held an engagement event on Thursday 14 September 2017 from 6pm - 8pm at Queen Adelaide Village Hall. Representatives from both Cambridgeshire County Council and Network Rail were on hand to discuss with residents and businesses how they travel in the area and impacts of the crossings on day to day life in Queen Adelaide.
The results of the study will be discussed 8 February 2018 by Councillors. The proposals following the study include exploring opportunities with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to fund the options development for a road solution, agreeing not to support any measures which restrict traffic flow over the crossings following local feedback and noting the proposals for wider regional and national rail benefits. The study in full can be viewed in our Council meeting webpage
The study recommends that more work is to be done on developing options varying from allowing local traffic through the Peterborough and Kings Lynn level crossing, a bridge over the Peterborough line and constructing a bypass north of Queen Adelaide.
Please keep an eye on this webpage for the latest information. If you wish to subscribe to receive email updates regarding Queen Adelaide Level Crossings please send an email to [email protected] with the subject: Queen Adelaide Crossings Update.