Chamber Event

Haverhill to Cambridge Rail Update

Thu 01 Feb, 2018
17:30 - 19:00
Baythorne Hall, Baythorne Hall, Baythorne End, NR Haverhill CO9 4AH
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Haverhill to Cambridge light railway What do you think?

The Haverhill railway station was closed on 6 March 1967. 50 years later will we see this return?

Suffolk Chamber in Haverhill & District are delighted to be joined by Cambridge Connect and Rail Haverhill to give an update to local businesses on the plans to re-open the railway link between Haverhill and Cambridge, and the potential benefits this could bring to local business.
Local MPs, councillors and rail groups have already discussed the plans in Westminster, and the next stage will be to look at funding projects to investigate whether it is cost effective.

We would like to invite you to attend this event to hear from the partnerships behind the proposal, and to share your views on how this could impact on you, your business and our local economy.

About Our Speakers

Heike Sowa is Chair of Rail Haverhill, a local campaigning group aiming to drive forward the proposed rail network between Cambridge and Haverhill to reduce the weight of traffic on our roads and provide an economic boost to our town.

Dr Colin Harris has established Cambridge Connect, a new initiative aiming to help create an enduring system of rapid and sustainable transit that would help address the transport challenges facing Cambridge.

There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking so don’t forget your business cards!


5:30pm    Arrival, networking & refreshments
6:05pm    Welcome from Chair
6:10pm    Cambridge Connect: Dr Colin Harris
6:20pm    Rail Haverhill: Heike Sowa
6:30pm    Discussion and Questions
6:55pm    Closing remarks from Chair
7:00pm    Event closes

Event Coordinator:  Kayleigh Streeton

Phone: 01440 333 104


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