EU millions to tackle Cambs rail bottleneck.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
The European Union is to stump up more than £3 million to build extra railway track at Ely in Cambridgeshire. The new so-called Ely loops would move freight traffic off the passenger lines. It's hoped that would not only boost freight business, but also improve passenger services by reducing delays. Labour MEP Richard Howitt, who has been lobbying for the money at an EU level, welcomed the announcement at the European Parliament.