Media playback is unsupported on your device

Reopening the Wisbech rail line 'a strategic priority'

12 March 2014 Last updated at 13:02 GMT

Reopening the railway line to Wisbech is "a strategic priority", the transport minister Stephen Hammond told a special rail summit held in Westminster.

The meeting, organised by north-east Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay on Tuesday, discussed plans to reopen the eight-mile line.

It was last used in 1968 and if reopened would link a new station in Wisbech to March.

Mr Barclay said the scheme, which could cost up to £50m, is "key to the regeneration of Wisbech" and would help promote growth and the wealth of Cambridge into the Fens.

BBC Look East's Andrew Sinclair reports.

Most watched

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.