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Press Release 5th January 2004

CAST.IRON Public Exhibitions

CAST.IRON, The Cambridge and St. Ives Railway Organisation, are running two local exhibitions during the next two weeks.

On Tuesday 6th January until Monday the 12th January, CAST.IRON will have an exhibition at The Central Library in Lion Yard Cambridge. Visitors will be able to see in detail the plans for the staged re-opening of the Cambridge to St. Ives railway line.

The exhibition will be open during normal library opening hours.

On Wednesday the 14th of January, CAST.IRON will be at The Q-ton Forum, The Science Park, Milton Road in Cambridge for an open day. Executives and Officers from CAST.IRON will be present to answer any questions during the day.

CAST.IRON's plans for the staged re-opening of the Cambridge to St. Ives railway line will be on display.

Anyone who works on or near to the Science Park is welcome to attend between 10am and 7pm.

END OF PRESS RELEASE


EDITORS' NOTES ABOUT THIS PRESS RELEASE

CAST.IRON's proposals, to operate regular timetabled rail services on the dormant Cambridge to St. Ives Railway line, are the alternative to Cambridgeshire County Council's Guided Bus Scheme.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

CAST.IRON will restore regular timetabled rail services to the dormant Cambridge to St. Ives railway line, creating Britain's first community commuter railway.

A train last traversed the Cambridge to St Ives Railway Line in 1992. Up to Fen Drayton, the rails are still in place and, subject to bringing the railway line up to modern operating standards, a rail service could begin in just two years.

The response to CAST.IRON so far has been 100% in favour of the rail option.

Details and full costings of CAST.IRON's plans were made public for the first time at a public meeting on 2nd December at the Holiday Inn, Impington, Cambridge and are now available on by visiting www.castiron.org.uk/VisionDoc.php


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Editorial Comment - Tim Phillips E: chairmain@castiron.org.uk

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