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CAST.IRON - Stage 3 (Summary)

Stage 3 map - Connection to the East Coast Main Line at Huntingdon

Stage 3 would extend the CAST.IRON network to join the East Coast Main Line (ECML) at Huntingdon, becoming part of the main national rail network.

  • CAST.IRON Service from ECML at Huntingdon to Milton Road
  • Connecting trains through to Eastern and Northern destinations
  • New freight route to further relieve the A14
  • Possible improved connection to main line at Chesterton Interchange

From Stage 1:

  • Weekday rush hour service - 15 minute intervals
  • Weekday off-peak & Saturday service - 30-60 minute intervals
  • Main line connection at Milton Road
  • Many route possibilities
  • Connecting buses to the city centre
  • Pedestrian access to St Ives town centre
  • 2 additional railcars for off-peak / Saturday services
  • 70mph track
  • 2 dual track sections to allow trains to pass at speed
  • Provision for wheelchairs and bicycles
  • Fully equipped platforms and shelters at stations
  • 5 trains, 196 passenger capacity each
  • All level crossings automated

Stage 3 - Detailed Plans

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