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Second resignation over Cambridge congestion proposals

Congestion has long been a problem in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A second member of the Greater Cambridge City Deal's resigned over plans to reduce congestion.

Councillor Tim Bick is now calling for a public debate on the proposals to close city centre roads during rush hour.

But members of the city deal say public transport will be improved with more buses and a second train station.


130 level crossings could be closed or changed in the East

130 level crossings could be affected in the East. Credit: PA

Network Rail has announced plans to close or change 130 level crossings in the region.

The proposals aim to make railways safer by reducing the number of places where people can come into contact with trains.

33 levels crossing in Cambridgeshire, 29 in Sufolk and 61 in Essex are earmarked for potential closure.

Consultation meetings will take place in June.

Plans to improve Harlow's road network go on display

Plans to improve the A414 in Harlow go on display today.

The work on Edinburgh Way and Cambridge Road roundabout is part of a an investment scheme costing £15 million. It's to improve the town's road network.

Work's expected to start later this year and be finished by 2017.

Improvements include;

  • Duelling of Edinburgh Way between Cambridge Road and River Way roundabouts.
  • Upgrading of the A414 Cambridge Road roundabout including dedicated left turn from the south to west of A414.
  • Improving traffic signals at the East Road junction with Edinburgh Way including new crossing points points for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Improvements to River Way roundabout.

"We are investing a lot of money in improving roads in Harlow, which is working side by side with Harlow Enterprise Zone, to transform the town's economy."

– Cllr Rodsney Bass, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure

Information, including maps, will be on display at the Harlow Enterprise Hub, Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way between 3pm and 8pm.

Disruption on Norwich to London line due to 'incident'

Rail replacement buses at Colchester today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Rail passengers on the Norwich to London line are facing disruption this morning as emergency services deal with an 'incident' between Colchester and Ipswich.

There are currently delays of up to 90 minutes and the problems are expected to last until midday.

Trains from London will terminate at Colchester, while trains in the opposite direction will stop at Ipswich or Manningtree.

Passengers are being advised to travel via Cambridge instead.

Transport chiefs to put forward plans to deal with congestion in Cambridge

Anyone who commutes into Cambridge will know just how congested it can be, with more than 200,000 vehicles travelling in and out of the city each day.

Next week Cambridgeshire transport chiefs will put forward a plan to try and tackle the city's traffic problem, including a controversial proposal for a congestion charge to be introduced.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy.


Transport Secretary to visit Cambridge's new station

An artist's impression of the new site.

The Transport Secretary will be visiting the site of Cambridge's new station today.

Patrick McLoughlin will be taking a look at the progress being made at Cambridge North - a year before it officially opens.

The £44 million station - which was originally expected to open last December - has been hit by delays. Now developers say it will be ready to open in May 2017.

Cambs road closed after car collides with electricity pole

Part of the A142 in Cambridgeshire is expected to be closed for the rest of the day after a car collided with a electricity pole near Mepal this morning.

Power lines are across the road and engineers are at the scene carrying out repairs.

A second crash at Witchford also on the A142 is also causing delays.

Engineers carrying out repairs on the A142 in Cambridgeshire after a crash brought down power lines

Lorry fire still causing problems on M11 in Essex

A lorry fire is still causing problems on the M11 in Essex. Although the fire is out diesel has leaked across the motorway. Emergency services are still trying make the road safe again.

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