Map of East West Rail Environmental Survey Locations

A local resident has kindly put together a Google map of the locations of East West Rail Environmental surveys known to us.  As I said in my previous post we have not yet been able to get this information from East West Rail or their contractor Ardent. The map is available on this link.

It’s publicly editable, so please add other addresses as you find out about them (just type an address into the top box, then click “add to map” below the address). If you don’t know any, please tell other local people about this map! This may be personally identifiable information so please make sure you have consent before adding addresses. If you see your address on the map and don’t want it there, please feel free to delete it.

As you can see if you look at the map, the survey locations so far indicate that EW rail are thinking about taking a route along the south of the search area. But this picture may change if people can accurately add further EW Rail environmental survey locations that they have heard about.
 
On a related matter, the response by EWR to their 2019 consultation, explaining their decision to go for option E states that this route would “Connect to the West Anglia Main Line at/around Shepreth Junction near Great Shelford”.  Although it is called “Shepreth Junction”, this is a junction just to the north of Great Shelford and nowhere near Shepreth. The West Anglia Main Line is the one that goes from Cambridge to Liverpool Street and stops at Great Shelford.
 

Comments (4)

  • Kim

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    How neighbourly of you, don’t want it on your own doorstep so suggest shoving it on someone else’s?! You seem to have overlooked the fact that the MRAO route (not sure where you’ve seen this suggested route??) would have an impact on residences in close proximity to the MRAO.

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  • Clive

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    As I live and work at MRAO I will pass this on, but I think you are All completely wrong thinking it will have minimal affect on Radio Astronomy in Cambridge. I believe we have completely refused having it anywhere near us for the record and we had consultations Etc a long time ago And was rejected fully by MRAO and Cambridge University.

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  • Roger Jackson

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    The MRAO route would not be so devastating to residents, who chose to live in Has. for its tranquility. and various other reasons. CERN scientists, with a small amount of ingenuity and problem solving, have compensated fully, with the TGV passing within a Km of the lep collider. No reason why MRAO would suffer more than a small amount of inconvenience with this train line.

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  • Dave

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    “The Cambridge Approaches Group will try to obtain relevant information for the alignment constraints from the University of Cambridge. If this is not forthcoming, the Technical Group will assume that an alignment will be able to pass within a minimum distance of 750m from MRAO. Electromagnetic interference from the railway could be reduced by enclosing part of the route near MRAO with a light steel structure to form a Faraday cage.”

    Direct campaign for a tunnel. Way back, IIRR, some tunnelling was mooted.

    Those with the smallest voice and influence will be worst affected in these Parish consultation, a tunnel will also solve the inevitable bun fights and horse trading that take place.

    I fully expect EWR will go for this option when faced with the barrage of opposition that follows.

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