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.