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Is there funding for the EACE programme?

Network Rail has secured £13.1m funding from the Department for Transport and £9.3m funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Strategic Freight Network to understand the scale of the challenge to increase capacity through Ely.

Further design and development of the EACE programme, including future consultation events and authorisation will be subject to future funding decisions by the Department for Transport following the Rail Networks Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP) process.

Future consultation rounds

Following this first consultation round about the challenge of increasing capacity, a second round of public consultation is planned in early 2021 which will focus on potential options for the area of railway shown on the map opposite.

This area (called Ely south) includes Ely station track layout, several bridge structures and Kiln Lane level crossing (see map).

Further consultation rounds are being planned later which will focus on other important locations. These consultation rounds are shown on the Consultation timeline graphic further in the booklet.

Wide shot of Ely area train line
Wide shot of Ely area train line