Comment from Matt on the news that Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP indicated that his department will look to commit funds to ease the bottleneck at the Ely north junction.
“It is excellent news that the Transport Secretary has agreed to upgrade the rail junction at Ely. It's important to relieve a bottleneck for rail transport in Suffolk and the rest of East Anglia. Faster rail journeys and more trains make good sense and will benefit us locally. I have been campaigning to bring improvements to this problematic junction for some time. Chris Grayling met with East Anglian MPs to discuss the issue and I am pleased that the Department for Transport has taken the decision to unblock the bottleneck at Ely junction - the effects will be considerable.”