Decision not to redevelop land for housing in north Cambridge near to proposed station
A study on the viability of building 1,900 new homes on 'Cambridge northern fringe east', which includes the Anglian
Water treatment works, Network Rail's Chesterton sidings and Cowley Road industrial estate, has recommended against
the development. This means a new £130 million sewage works will not be built. The proposed Chesterton Interchange
station, with a guided bus connection, will still go ahead, subject to funding.
Quality of Cambridgeshire Guided busway construction called into question as 'cracks' are found
The Cambridge Evening News recently ran a story about 'cracks' in the brand new guided busway, which has only been used
by a handful of test buses. However, Cambridgeshire County Council claim that this 'irritation' was merely minor damage
caused by the masive machine that lays the pre-cast concrete beams. It denied that the buses had caused the problems, and
therefore the busway was not vulnerable to cracking. The council say that the damage will be repaired by contractor Nuttall.
CEN article: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news_cambridge/displayarticle.asp?id=311486.
First ever Multiple Purpose Vehicle visits Mid-Norfolk Railway
The investment by the Mid-Norfolk Railway a couple of years ago to create a maintenance pit has resulted in the raiwlay welcoming its
first Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Operated by Direct Rail Services and JSD Rail Services on behalf of Network Rail, the vehicle which
is used for weedkilling duties around the Anglia region, will be maintained at Dereham.