Public consultation on the new Cambridge South railway station began in October 2020. Following the announcement in June 2020 that Cambridge South was the preferred location, Network Rail will now discuss the station facilities as well as look at how the feedback from the first consultation has been addressed and implemented.
The consultation will last for 6 weeks and will enable the public to view and discuss the proposals whilst also facilitating suggestions and feedback.
The new station will provide travel options for patients, visitors, and employees when traveling to and from Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The new station is being funded by the Department for Transport, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Greater Cambridge Partnership, and AstraZeneca Ltd.
If planning permission for the station is approved, construction could begin in 2023 with a target opening in 2025.
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, 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.”
Cllr Roger Hickford, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, said: “We fully support plans to deliver Cambridge South which would link to other transport projects being developed to give people access to quick, reliable and sustainable public transport services to and from the busy Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We are aware of the future growth in employment on this site and the development of Cambridge South is essential.”
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