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20.08.15

New Chesterton station to provide rail boost for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council has given the green light to a new £44m station in Chesterton as a way to boost rail connectivity in the area and encourage economic growth.

The station will have two main line 12-car platforms, as well as a bay platform. The station will be served by lifts, a footbridge, retail facilities, a 1,000-space cycle park and a 450-space car park.

Rail minister Claire Perry MP said: “We are investing £44m in this new station to provide better journeys across Cambridge. It will ease traffic congestion, improve connectivity and boost the local economy.”

The yet unnamed station will be funded by the Department for Transport and developed by Network Rail in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council.

It will be situated on the Fen Line between Cambridge and Waterbeach station.

Additionally, it will provide an alternate connection point for commuters in north-east Cambridge, with an estimated 3,000 journeys to be made from the station every day.

Helen Warnock, Network Rail area director, said: “Cambridge is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and this new station will not only help to meet existing demand, but also unlock future growth. It will provide fantastic facilities for passengers and help take pressure off the main station and reducing congestion in the city.”

Building is set to begin in the autumn and its launch is anticipated for December 2016.

Comments

Andrew Gwilt   20/08/2015 at 19:31

As the new Chesterton train station in Northeast Cambridge is to be built and once opened I think GTR Great Northern would manage the new station once the station is opened in time for the new Class 700 trains to start operating new services as well Great Northern to have the Class 377's to operate the King's Cross-King's Linn and King's Cross-Chesterton services as well Abellio GA trains also to stop at the new station between Liverpool St & King's Linn.

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