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UPGRADE ON THE HAUGHLEY JUNCTION TO ELY LINE
It seems that things are moving forward in the matter of reopening Soham station in Cambridgeshire. I didn’t expect such an improvement to be built anytime soon, but I was wrong. Construction is expected to start later this year. Soham used to possess a railway station which was the scene of a fatal explosion in 1944, when a munitions train blew up there. Why was the station closed by Dr Beeching in 1965? Much smaller stations nearby were kept open and remain so to this day, but the town of Soham has had to watch trains passing through but not stopping for over 50 years. The line was also singled, another mistake that is having to be reversed to accommodate the heavy traffic of goods trains from Felixstowe port, at huge cost.
Further into the future is the plan to reopen…
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