Home   News   Article

Subscribe Now

East West Rail: Campaigners construct tower to show ‘Great Wall’ height



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


Campaigners have erected a tower to show the height of East West Rail’s proposed embankment at Harston.

Rupert Pearce Gould is pictured with other Harston residents and the structure that has been built to illustrate the height of the propsed EWR embankment. Picture: Keith Heppell. (47271592)
Rupert Pearce Gould is pictured with other Harston residents and the structure that has been built to illustrate the height of the propsed EWR embankment. Picture: Keith Heppell. (47271592)

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.

Read more:

Weighing up the costs and benefits of East West Rail

Using diesel trains on East West Rail would be ‘ridiculous’ says South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne

East West Rail Company responds over debate on northern approach into Cambridge, freight and technology

Why East West Rail Company says it is rejecting a northern route into Cambridge

East West Rail launches new consultation on route: Huge flyover proposed for South Cambridgeshire countryside

East West Rail would create ‘Great Wall of Cambridgeshire’

East West Rail: Why a northern approach via Northstowe should be considered

East West Rail: ‘People are frightened for their communities’



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More