population increase
since rail line closure


vehicles traversing
the A1307 daily

more sustainable than
road transportation

1 Hour

to Cambridge through
current means (peak)

What we
stand for

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 9,000 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.

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The proposed rail link will not only join the two main centres but also link beyond to London, Peterborough and the north, Norwich and, via the new East/West rail link, to cities such as Milton Keynes and Oxford. At the same time it will link the expanding science centres at Granta Park and Babraham to Cambridge, Haverhill and beyond.

We are now affiliated to the East Anglian branch of Railfuture. An independent group campaigning for a better passenger and freight network across the whole country. They are experts in this field and we hope our affiliation will bring our own campaign much needed publicity.

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Credit: The East Anglian Railway Museum

Benefits of Rail

Low Impact

Reduced carbon footprint and fossil fuel dependency


To Cambridge as the crow flies at uninterrupted speed


Connects Haverhill to the National Rail network


The safest and most reliable form of public transport


Kick back and chill with no clutch-work through Linton

Support Our

Please complete this petition form to show your support for this campaign, in support of the following statement:

“I support the proposal by ‘Railfuture’ and ‘Rail Haverhill’ to re-establish the railway between Haverhill and Cambridge and I call upon Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex County Councils to promote this vital project.”

Many thanks for your support!

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