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Match Thirty-Four – Norwich 2 – Ipswich 0

This was a dreadful day as we lost to Norwich.

Match Thirty-Four - Norwich 2 - Ipswich 0

Match Thirty-Four – Norwich 2 – Ipswich 0

But what made it worse was the tediously long journey both ways due to the work on the Great vEastern Main Line.

I evetually got back into London at nine o’clock, after a match that finished at four, to find that all my normal routes home were suffering from engineering works.

March 1, 2015 Posted by | Sport, Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

The Site Of Cambridge Sience Park Station

I passed this new station site on the way to Norwich.

Progress does not seem to have got past site clerance.

March 1, 2015 Posted by | Transport | , | 1 Comment

Will We See A Station At Addenbrooke’s?

Addenbrooke’s is the major hospital in Cambridge and it is starting to be surrounded by the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and a cluster of innovative medical companies.

Will We See A Station At Addenbrooke's?

Will We See A Station At Addenbrooke’s?

The picture shows the hospital sitting like a medical Ship of the Fens in the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Public transport between the hospital and the centre of Cambridge and the Science Park relies on the Guided Bus, but as a station is being developed at the latter, it was no surprise that David Cameron suggested that there should be a station at Addenbrooke’s.

If Cambridge continues to develop, then the rail lines that fan out from the city will need to be developed, if only to allow more commuting into a crowded city. Cambridge may have a very good Park and Ride System, but getting from Cambridge Science Park station station to Bury St. Edmunds or Ipswich would mean a change of train at either Cambridge or Ely.

As all the lines in the area are either electrified or are being studied for possible electrification, I suspect we’ll see some extra lines, junctions and curves around Cambridge to improve transport routes, especially to improve links to the East West Rail Link.

The only certainty is that in a dozen years the Cambridge rail system will be unrecognisable from that we have today.

March 1, 2015 Posted by | Health, Transport | , , | Leave a comment