New railway station at Soham

Soham station
Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that it has been working closely with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to make proposals for a new station in Soham.

The proposals, which are currently in development, include a new platform, footbridge and car park facilities on the site of the former Soham station.

The former station close in 1965, and building a new station would reconnect the town with the rail network and help with jobs and investment in the town.

Network Rail is to hold community drop-in events on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 February where residents and businesses can come along to find out more about the current plans.

The community drop-in events will be held in the Ross Peers sports centre at the following times:

  • Tuesday 26 February between 4 pm and 8 pm
  • Wednesday 27 February between 10 am and 2 pm

The early design work for the new station could allow for a second platform to be constructed if a second track is added to the line as part of a future project.

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  • Also not forgetting about the line between Kennett and Ely that could be upgraded to become double track. Which I think it’s a brilliant idea for Soham to have its own railway station back on the map that it used to have before the station closed in 1965 because of Dr Beeching closed many railway stations and railway lines in the UK.

    Plus with the Class 755 Bi-mode trains that will also stop at the new station once the trains are in service and the new station in Soham is completed. And to become step free accessible aswell.