Post by Roland Perry Post by tim... Post by Roland Perry
Someone needs to tell those promoting the Soham station reopening
(it's a 0.5tph line).
but it's not exactly on a direct line to anywhere most people will want
to travel for work
surely it's more a leisure/shopping travel station?
It's being mainly promoted as a way of people from Soham being able to
easier commute to work. Implied Cambridge/Newmarket, although the main
promoter lives in Soham and works in Ely.
For leisure/shopping, the hourly bus (Cambridge, Newmarket, Soham, Ely)
is probably better.
I can't work out how they expect people to get to Cambridge, is either a
change of trains at Ely, or at Kennett (east of Newmarket)? Of course,
you have to double-back at the latter to get to Newmarket at all.
The change at Ely qualifies for you earlier scepticism about
granularlity, with the morning trains arriving from Soham direction at
either 7am (too early) or 9am (too late).
Anyway, they've got the funds now to do a proper feasibility study, so
we'll see what that says.