The feedback we received during the first round of consultation has helped select the preferred location for the new station.
Based on feedback and the option selection process, the northern location was chosen. This location:
• Connects most directly into the heart of the established Biomedical Campus
• Integrates best with the existing bus services and the planned Cambridge South East Transport (CSET) project
• Has the least visual impact in Hobson’s Park
• Has a reduced land footprint on both sides of the railway
• Allows retention of the cycle path under Nine Wells Bridge.
What are we consulting on now?
With the preferred location of the station selected, we are now seeking your views on the current proposals, the access arrangements and the cycle facilities proposed at the station.
We want to make sure that the proposals we have developed are suitable for all users and that they have addressed feedback raised from the community during previous consultation and engagement activities.
Associated rail enhancements
The infrastructure at Shepreth Branch Junction (where the lines from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street meet) and the southern section of tracks into Cambridge Station also need to be enhanced to maintain service reliability. Two private level crossings are proposed to be closed. In addition to the station buildings, tracks and platforms there will be new overhead line electrification equipment, signalling and supporting infrastructure.
How we will gain consent for the Scheme
We will need to apply to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Transport and Works Act Order to authorise both the construction of the works and to use land outside the railway boundary either temporarily or permanently for the construction and operation of the Scheme.
We will continue to engage with potential owners and occupiers to manage any impacts on their land interests.
Where railway works are to be constructed within the existing railway boundary, these works may be able to be constructed under Network Rail’s existing permitted development rights.