The aim of the Ely area capacity enhancement (EACE) programme is to allow more trains to run through Ely by improving rail capacity and reliability for passenger services between key destinations.
This consultation is part of a wider programme of engagement with the community which began in late 2020 and will continue into 2022. For this autumn consultation, proposals and options will be presented during a six-week period which will include:
How to have your say
There’ll be an opportunity for the public to put their questions to our team via our live webchat facility and we are running a dedicated consultation phone line at the following times between 18 October to 30 October 2021.
The live webchats are available (access via the project webpage) from 25 May to 5 June 2021 at the following times:
• Tuesday Thursday and Friday 10:00-16:00
• Wednesday 14:00-20:00
The consultation phone line (0800 160 1780) is available from 25 May to 5 June 2021 at the following times:
• Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 14:00-17:00
• Wednesday 17:00-20:00
• Saturday 10:00-13:00
The consultation materials will be digitally available via the Ely project webpage though hardcopies are available upon request. As part of the public consultation, local events will be held at the Queen Adelaide Village Hall to provide an opportunity for residents to put questions to Network Rail’s Ely project team. How to book an appointment along with the dates and times of the events are available on the Ely project webpage at www.networkrail.co.uk/Ely
The results from this round of consultation, together with the feedback from the earlier Ely South consultation will help to progress designs prior to selecting preferred options in 2022. Subject to further funding, we will present the preferred options as part of a final round of consultation in 2022 prior to submission of a Transport and Works Act Order, expected around winter 2022.
Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said: “This consultation is a perfect way for passengers to help create a network that works for them.