Planning application made for Cambridge Science Park railway station

17:23 12 July 2013

How the new railway station will look

How the new railway station will look

Archant

A NEW railway station for Cambridgeshire moved a step closer after a planning application was made to build the Cambridge Science Park Station Interchange.

Public consultations are ongoing and Cambridgeshire County Council’s proposal will be debated in October.

The new station will transform train travel to one of Cambridge’s main business areas, including the Science Park, St John’s Innovation Centre and the Cambridge Business Park.

The scheme will include a new station building, platforms and other rail infrastructure to be used by about 3,000 passengers a day.

Plans are also in place for the extension of the Busway from Milton Road to the station as well as linking to the new town of Northstowe, public space, pedestrian and cycle access routes, cycle parking for 1000 cycles, a taxi drop-off and pick-up area and a 450 space car park with disabled and short stay parking.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning, said: “This new station will provide fantastic benefits for the people of Cambridgeshire, providing a transport interchange linked to the Busway.

“It will boost economic growth and improve access to the business area of Cambridge as well as the new Northstowe development.”

The new station will be on the main line between Cambridge and Ely and will be served by direct trains running to London Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Norwich and King’s Lynn.

As well as connecting into the national rail network, trains may also be available to Stansted Airport and Birmingham.

The station, backed by North East Cambs MP Stephen Barclay, received huge support at public consultation with 90 per cent of respondents getting behind the proposal in principle.

The planning application details are available at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/planning/applications/planning+proposals.htm

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:40
James Watson

A suspect in the murder of Rikki Neave has revealed his identity through a series of messages and photos posted on Facebook.

Yesterday, 17:31
This is what's left of a moped that was burnt out near Peckover School in Wisbech

A bike was left beyond recognition after it was found completely burnt out in Wisbech.

Yesterday, 16:43
The cannabis that was seized

A man was arrested in Wisbech today for being in possession of 13 small bags of cannabis, £70 in cash and a lock knife.

Yesterday, 15:45
Doddington Horticultural Society’s 70th annual summer show. Lucy Howard, Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington Horticultural Society held its 70th annual show on Saturday in the village hall. Mrs Sally-Anne Barnard-Taylor, headteacher of Lionel Walden School, presented the prizes.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up