Local people attempting to shake up local politics
Following the completion of the Ely Southern Bypass, the underpass at the station closed for several weeks. It reopened just over two weeks ago and has already been struck by oversized vehicles twice. Each strike requires checks on the bridge to be made which can cause delays to rail traffic above it.
During the extended period when it was closed there was little impact on traffic flow. Now it has reopened the new layout does not appear to have many benefits and has not been well received, with local cyclists branding it dangerous and a lost opportunity.
Closing the underpass completely would open up the possibility of a number of improvements for pedestrians and cyclists around the station and in the wider area.
The half hearted bodge we’ve been left with, is of little use to to anyone, dangerous for cyclists and continues to lead to bridge strikes.
Why not just close the station underpass to motorised traffic completely?