Cambridge South consultation opens

Network Rail is inviting the public to have their say on the next stage of development for the new Cambridge South station during the second round of public consultation, now open.

A new station will improve connectivity across Cambridgeshire and provide more sustainable travel options for patients, visitors and employees when travelling to and from the Biomedical Campus. Improving connectivity to the campus and the local area will support growth by improving access to a growing area of high-quality employment.

This consultation round will focus 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 opportunity 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 last for six weeks, closing on 29 November. During this time, the public will be able to view proposals, hold virtual discussions with Network Rail representatives and submit comments which will be considered as part of the continuing design process.

A Transport and Works Act Order is anticipated to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport in 2021 to obtain the relevant consents to build the station.

Subject to gaining consent, work could start on the station in 2023 with a target of station opening in 2025.

Access to the consultation portal can be made through the Cambridge South page on the Network Rail website

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