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A strategy is urgently needed to fix our transport woes, according to a campaigner.

Amid issues with rail strikes, cancelled buses and congestion sparked by level crossings - plus spiralling fuel costs for motorists - Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum chairman George Scott said: “It needs some good brains to get this sorted and get an integrated policy.

“It’s a bad circle but nobody seems to wants to do anything about it.”

George Scott, chairman of Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG121116-930TW. (47425115)
George Scott, chairman of Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG121116-930TW. (47425115)

He said that the council council needs to find a solution for the town’s Into Town bus routes - saying that the public won’t expect a reduced service given that they are paying more in council tax.

The Spalding Western Relief Road project does include a bridge over the railway - and is flagged as a solution for level crossing and congestion issues.

Funding is not yet secured for two of the three sections, however.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones said: “If we carry on pushing forward and demonstrate that we are serious - and we are putting our money where our mouth is, let’s hope they do something somehow.”



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