Flyover plans revealed

PLANS for a rail flyover that could increase services will go on display next month. The exhibition by Network Rail will show proposals for a new junction to the north of Hitchin which would enable the Cambridge Line to go over, rather than across, the E

PLANS for a rail flyover that could increase services will go on display next month.

The exhibition by Network Rail will show proposals for a new junction to the north of Hitchin which would enable the Cambridge Line to go over, rather than across, the East Coast Main Line.

A spokesman for the company said: "At the moment trains from Hitchin to Cambridge have to cross three other lines to switch between the East Coast Main Line and the line to Cambridge. This reduces capacity for other services and makes the railway less reliable when delays occur. The new junction would avoid these problems."

The company first mooted the idea of redeveloping the line three years ago and now want to show their plans to residents so they can have their say.


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The network anticipate the flyover would create extra capacity to run more services to and from London every hour, reduce delays by around 500 hours and enable trains to keep running when maintenance is needed.

The exhibition will be held at Hitchin Priory from April 2 - 4. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions.

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