Virgin Trains is considering reinstating the March-Wisbech rail line if it is awarded the East Coast main line franchise.

Consultants Steer Davies Gleave is carrying out a feasibility study and North East Cambs MP Malcolm Ross is reportedly keen to set up a group to investigate the idea. Railtrack is said to be happy to keep the line intact "for the time being".

Wisbech community website has been promoting the possibility of reopening and has set up a section on the community noticeboard to canvass opinion:

Jerry Alderson 11.03.01