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To: Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary

Reinstate the train line between Kings Lynn and Norwich

Reinstate the train line between Kings Lynn and Norwich

Reinstate the trainline between Kings Lynn and Norwich

Why is this important?

The roads in Norfolk are getting ever more crowded leading to long delays for commuters, frequent traffic jams, increasing air pollution and road traffic accidents. A regular train service will help reduce motorised road traffic, and therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution; it will enable more people to use bicycles at either end of their train commute which in turn will improve health and wellbeing, reduce stress levels and result in greater productivity by enabling working en route and reduced travel time. A trainline will improve connectivity between Norwich and towns in West Norfolk such as Swaffham, Downham Market and Kings Lynn, making it accessible to many more people, not just to those with cars - giving a much needed boost to the region's economy.


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Reasons for signing

  • It's ridiculous and quite ironic that the current route of the A47 between King's Lynn and Norwich largely replaced the railway but is now totally unfit for purpose. The A47 is congested and highly dangerous for a variety of reasons. A railway directly linking Lynn and Norwich would alleviate a lot of this congestion, would provide a freight route as well as serving passengers at both ends, relieve towns and villages along the line and provide connections to/from further afield.
  • Would make so much sense, especially if it went via Dereham.
  • The majority of tourist lines in the country go from nowhere to nowhere. I know this is a bit off topic but the Huntanton branch would connect Kings Lynn - almosty a city now - with a seaside town.


2019-04-03 13:29:42 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-04-03 06:33:35 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-04-02 21:11:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-04-02 08:11:31 +0100

10 signatures reached