Cambridge Science Park Station receives £6 million Government boost

Rail Minister, the Rt Hon Simon Burns, at Cambridge Science Park Station site

Rail Minister, the Rt Hon Simon Burns, at Cambridge Science Park Station site - Credit: Archant

The Government has pledged £6 million towards the new Cambridge Science Park Station which is due to be completed in 2015.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the grant, which will be used to provide the surrounding access facilities needed for the station, during his visit to Cambridgeshire today.

The money will be spent on cycle links such as along Cowley Road and the those from Nuffield Road onto the Busway cycleway.

These will create a new route from East Chesterton to Science Park and Cambridge Regional College avoiding the Golden Hind junction on Milton Road.

The money will also pay for the Busway route into the station from Milton Road.

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The interchange at the new station will provide access onto the wider public transport and highway network.

It will enable travellers to switch between all modes of transport with access for pedestrians, cyclists, bus users, car drivers, passengers and rail users.

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Cambridgeshire County Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet member for growth and planning, said: “This is very welcome news and shows the Government’s joint commitment with us to deliver this vital station for Cambridge.

“Improving transport in this area will help the local economy and provide better links into Huntingdonshire, Fenland and the new Northstowe development.

“Bringing forward this scheme has been a key priority for Cambridgeshire County Council to help reduce congestion, boost the economy and keep Cambridgeshire moving.”

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