Area: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk
The Rail Haverhill group campaigns for the restoration of a railway link between the City of Cambridge and the fast growing market town of Haverhill in Suffolk.
In 1967 such a link was closed down, post Beeching cuts, just as the town was expanding from its then population of 4,000 to its current population of close to 30,000. Over the next 15 years it is expected to expand by another 10,000 persons as a further 3,700 houses are scheduled to be built. Haverhill is isolated due to its poor road network and is rapidly becoming a dormitory town because both business and people do not want to have to use a road network that is failing. Only by restoring a railway link can the town once again become a thriving source of both jobs and people.