Posted 5th October 2020 | 2 Comments

Consultation starts on Cambridge South

NETWORK RAIL has announced the start of a further public consultation about a new station in suburban Cambridge.

Plans have been developed in principle for Cambridge South, which would serve Addenbrookes Hospital and could also be a calling point for trains on East West Rail in a few years from now.

The station will the second outside the centre of Cambridge, because Cambridge North opened in 2017. 

The new consultation will open on 19 October and run for six weeks, and will seeking the views of respondents about the details of the new station, including access arrangements. 

Planners will also want to see how changes made to the plans since the last consultation have been received.

Network Rail’s route director for Anglia Ellie Burrows said: ‘I am really pleased to see the good progress we are making to realise a new station for Cambridge. This second round of public consultation will build upon the comments we received in February, test our proposals and make sure we take forward the best station option for future passengers and the community.’

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  • PETER HEATH, Cambridge

    this station is essential to relieve road traffic to the hospital

  • Andrew Gwilt, Benfleet Essex

    Well because the new railway station to the south of Cambridge City Centre is to serve Addenbrookes Hospital and Cambridge Biomedical Campus. As Cambridge North station that opened in 2017 serves Chesterton and Cambridge Science Park. Which is why a new station in South Cambridge is needed. And is likely to have 4 platforms with GTR Thameslink & Great Northern, Crosscountry and Greater Anglia trains to serve the new station once it opens.