East West Rail: Campaigners construct tower to show ‘Great Wall’ height
Campaigners have erected a tower to show the height of East West Rail’s proposed embankment at Harston.
Rupert Pearce Gould, of Harston Residents’ Group EWR Working Party, said: “This tower represents the height of the railway line as it curves around the south side of Harston.
“The bottom section represents the embankment and rails but without a parapet – so if anything is lower than the visual impact or the air barrier that will be created.
“The top section represents the height of the train with additional height for the mast and catenary to suspend a cable over the pantograph.
“The message is clear and a railway arch will make this one of ugliest gateways into one of the most beautiful cities in East Anglia. EWR – There is a Better Way.”
The East West Rail Company has said the embankment could reach around 10 metres in places, but said there was still work to be done as part of the engineering design process.