Network Rail agrees to build Soham railway station

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has contracted Network Rail to build the new station and footbridge, car and cycle park, plus access road with bus turning circle. Current plans are that the railway station will open in 2022.

The route, to be operated by Greater Anglia, is on the Ipswich to Peterborough line, and would call at Bury St Edmunds and Ely.

The initial plan is for a single platform station with potential to expand to two platforms were another line to be added. The new station is expected to cost £21.8 million and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has already spent £2.7 million drawing up plans for the scheme.

The Mayoral Combined Authority scheme will now power ahead to detailed design. Work on site is scheduled to start next year.

Source: Combined Authority

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