Cambridge City Council has given the green light for a new three-platform train station in Chesterton.
The plans include retail, a 1,000 space cycle park and 450 space car park as well as a footbridge. The station will improve access to the Cambridge Science Park and it’s expected 3,000 journeys to and from the station will be made each day. Construction will start this autumn and the new station will open at the end of 2016.
Rail minister Claire Perry 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. Today’s planning permission gives the green light for the start of construction and brings us one step closer to delivering these huge benefits.
“This is further proof of our commitment to investing in Britain’s railways as part of our long-term economic plan.”
Network Rail area director Helen Warnock 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.”