Second round of public consultation on Cambridge South station launches
Later this month, Network Rail are set to launch the second round of public consultation for Cambridge South station.
Following the announcement in June on the favoured location for the new station, the next round of public consultation will open on Oct 19th to give the community a chance to comment on the next stage of development for the new station.
The new station will allow for better connectivity across Cambridgeshire and provide more sustainable travel options for patients, visitors and employees when travelling to and from the Biomedical Campus. Improving connectively to the campus and the local area will enhance growth by improving access to a growing area of high-quality employment.
This round of consultation is to put emphasis on station facilities and station access arrangements, to make sure that the proposals that have been developed cater for future station users.
It will also be an opening to see how the current proposals have addressed the feedback received from the first round of consultation earlier this year.
Consultation on these proposals will be open for six weeks, closing on November 29th. During this time, the public will be able to view proposals, partake in virtual discussions with Network Rail representatives and submit comments which will be considered as part of the continuing design process.
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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