The largest piece of infrastructure is a 3.5 mile section of track between Seaton and South Luffenham. This section is a small part of the Rugby & Stamford railway, opened in the 1800s, closed by Beeching in the 1960s.
This track is required because trains coming from Corby in the south can’t turn right at Manton junction to head towards Peterborough (top left in diagram)
There are 8 houses on the historic trackbed, but we have identified two alternative routes that would avoid any houses. The next stage of the project would be a feasibility study to evaluate these alternatives running past South Luffenham, along with the viability of the entire project.
Corby station currently has only one platform that passengers can access. Both platforms will be needed to provide our service, so a footbridge and accessible lifts will be required.
As part of the Wisbech rail reopening a number of disused platforms at March station will be brought back into use.
A number of options are being evaluated, only one of which includes a turnback in the Peterborough direction. The turnback is essential so that this service does not block the main line for an extended time while it turns round.
The diagram shows ‘March Station Option 3’