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Cambridge MP urges Transport Secretary to commit to climate-friendly East West Rail and scrapping Expressway

Talking to the Cambridge Network, Daniel Zeichner MP said “There is a fear that the Expressway proposals are a twentieth century solution to a twenty-first century problem, and in a time of climate crisis and need for modal shift away from cars, major new road building should not be a Government priority.“

Cambridge Network reports that “Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP to ask for his assurances that East West Rail will be electrified, not diesel, and that it will be a public railway.” And to ask him to “scrap the controversial Expressway, in favour of road improvements to the existing network and encouraging “modal shift to public transport“.”

This is exactly what the NEG are campaigning for! Great to hear Daniel Zeichner talk such sense!

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No Expressway Group believes there is no need for an Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, nor the over-inflated housing targets associated with it, and we will actively campaign against it and support other organisations with the same objectives. 

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If any funds are left at the end of the campaign, these will be donated equally between RSPB and BBOWT.

Olivia Fieldnews, September 19