Later this month the second round of consultation for the new Cambridge South Railway Station will begin.
The public consultation opens on the 19th of October, the preferred location for the new railway station at Cambridge South was announced back in June
The new station will provide travel options for patients, visitors and employees when travelling to and from the Biomedical Campus.
The consultation will be carried out by Network Rail and will be to discuss the station facilities as well as look at how the feedback from the first consultation has been addressed.
The new railway station at Cambridge South is being funded by the Department for Transport, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and AstraZeneca Ltd.
The consultation will last for 6 weeks and the public will be able to view the proposals as well as hold virtual discussions and submit comments.
If consent for the station is given, work could begin 2023 with a target opening date of 2025.
For further information on the proposed station at Cambridge South along with information about the consultation, visit the Network Rail project page www.networkrail.co.uk/cambridge-south-station/
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.”
James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, said: “I’m proud that persistent lobbying by the Combined Authority has brought this new Cambridge station within reach – and now, the people it will serve get their say on how it evolves. Cambridge South will be a keystone of Cambridgeshire’s future – improving connectivity across our whole county, increasing everyone’s opportunity for sustainable travel, paving the way for good growth, linking people to the kind of jobs they want, and getting them there in a cleaner, greener way.”
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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