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Plans to remove rail bottleneck submitted

hutingdon to woodwalton illustration of reinstated track

Plans to ease congestion by reinstating a fourth track on a stretch of the East Coast Main Line have been submitted.

Network Rail wants to bring a section of track between Huntingdon and Woodwalton back into use and has submitted Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to the secretary of state for transport for approval.

The new track, alongside other nearby upgrades, would mean that faster trains could overtake slower ones, journey times could be reduced and train frequency could be increased.

If the TWAO is approved, it would mean a bridleway level crossing would have to be rerouted.

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