England's Economic Heartland welcomes Ely Junction announcement

October 4th 2023

We are delighted that Ely has today been included in the new transport schemes announced by government (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/find-out-about-every-new-transport-project-in-your-region), following the Prime Minister's conference speech.

This has been a longstanding top priority for both England’s Economic Heartland and Transport East and the collective voice of our partnerships has been the reason why the Government has prioritised investment in Ely and Haughley rail junctions over so many other investment needs.

As our Keeping Trade on Track Brochure demonstrates there is unprecedented support from businesses, local authorities, and the rail industry right across the country for investment in this crucial corridor.

Investment in Ely & Haughley Junctions will change the lives of so many people and businesses. It will reduce congestion, boost trade, level up communities right across the UK, increase passenger services and cut carbon emissions.

We look forward to working with government to bring this forward as rapidly as possible.

To see the full benefits and support of the scheme please see Keeping Trade on Track.

Keeping Trade on Track - benefits of upgrading Ely