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In message , at 18:56:02 on Thu, 14 May
2020, tim... remarked:

Mine is stubbornly sticking to one every two hours.

Is it a council-supported service?

No, a regular Stagecoach commercial service, and runs 7am-8pm, so
it's viable for commuting if one has to.

once every 2 hours doesn't sound viable for commuting

you either have to arrive at 7:30 or 9:30, or whatever


Someone needs to tell those promoting the Soham station reopening
(it's a 0.5tph line).


but it's not exactly on a direct line to anywhere most people will want
to travel for work

surely it's more a leisure/shopping travel station?


It's being mainly promoted as a way of people from Soham being able to
easier commute to work. Implied Cambridge/Newmarket, although the main
promoter lives in Soham and works in Ely.

For leisure/shopping, the hourly bus (Cambridge, Newmarket, Soham, Ely)
is probably better.

I can't work out how they expect people to get to Cambridge, is either a
change of trains at Ely, or at Kennett (east of Newmarket)? Of course,
you have to double-back at the latter to get to Newmarket at all.

The change at Ely qualifies for you earlier scepticism about
granularlity, with the morning trains arriving from Soham direction at
either 7am (too early) or 9am (too late).

Anyway, they've got the funds now to do a proper feasibility study, so
we'll see what that says.
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"Roland Perry" wrote in message
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In message , at 20:41:45 on Thu, 14 May 2020,
tim... remarked:


"Roland Perry" wrote in message
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In message , at 18:56:02 on Thu, 14 May
2020, tim... remarked:

Mine is stubbornly sticking to one every two hours.

Is it a council-supported service?

No, a regular Stagecoach commercial service, and runs 7am-8pm, so it's
viable for commuting if one has to.

once every 2 hours doesn't sound viable for commuting

you either have to arrive at 7:30 or 9:30, or whatever

Someone needs to tell those promoting the Soham station reopening (it's
a 0.5tph line).


but it's not exactly on a direct line to anywhere most people will want to
travel for work

surely it's more a leisure/shopping travel station?


It's being mainly promoted as a way of people from Soham being able to
easier commute to work. Implied Cambridge/Newmarket, although the main
promoter lives in Soham and works in Ely.

For leisure/shopping, the hourly bus (Cambridge, Newmarket, Soham, Ely) is
probably better.

I can't work out how they expect people to get to Cambridge, is either a
change of trains at Ely, or at Kennett (east of Newmarket)? Of course, you
have to double-back at the latter to get to Newmarket at all.

The change at Ely qualifies for you earlier scepticism about granularlity,
with the morning trains arriving from Soham direction at either 7am (too
early) or 9am (too late).

Anyway, they've got the funds now to do a proper feasibility study, so
we'll see what that says.


once they get the station open they can campaign for the Fordham curve (I
think it is called) to reopen :-)



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In message , at 14:49:09 on Fri, 15 May
2020, tim... remarked:
Someone needs to tell those promoting the Soham station reopening
(it's a 0.5tph line).

but it's not exactly on a direct line to anywhere most people will
want to travel for work

surely it's more a leisure/shopping travel station?


It's being mainly promoted as a way of people from Soham being able
to easier commute to work. Implied Cambridge/Newmarket, although the
main promoter lives in Soham and works in Ely.

For leisure/shopping, the hourly bus (Cambridge, Newmarket, Soham,
Ely) is probably better.

I can't work out how they expect people to get to Cambridge, is
either a change of trains at Ely, or at Kennett (east of Newmarket)?
Of course, you have to double-back at the latter to get to Newmarket
at all.

The change at Ely qualifies for you earlier scepticism about
granularlity, with the morning trains arriving from Soham direction
at either 7am (too early) or 9am (too late).

Anyway, they've got the funds now to do a proper feasibility study,
so we'll see what that says.


once they get the station open they can campaign for the Fordham curve
(I think it is called) to reopen :-)


But that's not going to help if the line *through* Soham is limited to
0.5 passenger train paths an hour.

Unless you want to swing the Peterborough-Ipswich service to being
Peterborough-[Ely]-Cambridge and make all the Ipswich bound pax change
at Newmarket.

That's also assuming the single line from Newmarket to Cambridge could
accommodate the doubling of the trains.
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"Roland Perry" wrote in message
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In message , at 14:49:09 on Fri, 15 May 2020,
tim... remarked:
Someone needs to tell those promoting the Soham station reopening
(it's a 0.5tph line).

but it's not exactly on a direct line to anywhere most people will want
to travel for work

surely it's more a leisure/shopping travel station?

It's being mainly promoted as a way of people from Soham being able to
easier commute to work. Implied Cambridge/Newmarket, although the main
promoter lives in Soham and works in Ely.

For leisure/shopping, the hourly bus (Cambridge, Newmarket, Soham, Ely)
is probably better.

I can't work out how they expect people to get to Cambridge, is either a
change of trains at Ely, or at Kennett (east of Newmarket)? Of course,
you have to double-back at the latter to get to Newmarket at all.

The change at Ely qualifies for you earlier scepticism about
granularlity, with the morning trains arriving from Soham direction at
either 7am (too early) or 9am (too late).

Anyway, they've got the funds now to do a proper feasibility study, so
we'll see what that says.


once they get the station open they can campaign for the Fordham curve (I
think it is called) to reopen :-)


But that's not going to help if the line *through* Soham is limited to 0.5
passenger train paths an hour.


how can a line a couple of miles long be so limited?

Unless you want to swing the Peterborough-Ipswich service to being
Peterborough-[Ely]-Cambridge and make all the Ipswich bound pax change at
Newmarket.


run a new service Ely, Soham to Cambridge in the odd hours

Yes I know it's not going to be economical, but that doesn't stop a campaign
happening

That's also assuming the single line from Newmarket to Cambridge could
accommodate the doubling of the trains.


There is (was) a passing place at Dullingham

tim



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In message , at 19:47:38 on Fri, 15 May 2020,
tim... remarked:

once they get the station open they can campaign for the Fordham
curve (I think it is called) to reopen :-)


But that's not going to help if the line *through* Soham is limited
to 0.5 passenger train paths an hour.


how can a line a couple of miles long be so limited?


It's full up with container trains.

Unless you want to swing the Peterborough-Ipswich service to being
Peterborough-[Ely]-Cambridge and make all the Ipswich bound pax change
at Newmarket.


run a new service Ely, Soham to Cambridge in the odd hours


No paths, and maybe no spare units.

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