Wisbech: Calls For Railway Station

A rail users group says reopening Wisbech train station would help regenerate the town.

The town's train station was shut down in 1968, however much of the surrounding track remains in place and is simply overgrown.

The Wisbech line previously connected the town with March, where passengers can currently change for services to Cambridge and Peterborough.

Now, independent organisation Rail Future has started on online petition for people in favour of reopening the line to sign.

The group proposes direct train services from Wisbech, calling at March, Ely and Cambridge.

A statement on the Wisbech Rail Reopening Campaign website reads: "Reopening the railway line between Wisbech and March will create an economic stimulus to the area to help encourage new development and improve transport links between Wisbech and surrounding towns and cities."

Wisbech is currently the focus of a regeneration campaign led by North East Cambridgeshire MP Stephen Barclay, Cambridgeshire County Council and Fenland District Council.

This campaign, called 'Wisbech 20:20', is 'aimed at bringing about the wholesale regeneration of Wisbech and its surrounding area'.

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman, said: "The Wisbech 2020 Vision includes exploring the viability of re-opening Wisbech station or other ways of improving the connectivity with the rail network by other means."

Click here to visit the Wisbech Rail Reopening Campaign website.

Click here to visit the Wisbech 2020 Vision website.

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