Work on Cambridge South Station takes step forward as upgrades made to site

CGI image showing proposed Cambridge South Station with cycle parking to the right.
Illustrative image of Cambridge South Station, Hobson's Park entrance. -Credit:Network Rail

Work on the Cambridge South station has taken a step forward after a number of upgrades were made to the site. Plans for the station were approved by the Department for Transport (DfT) in December 2022.

The site for the station is next to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Cambridge's hospitals. It hopes to link the city to destinations such as London, Stansted Airport and Birmingham among others.

In the latest update, Network Rail Anglia confirmed that the western station building roof had been extended along the platforms. They added that new points at Shepreth Branch Junction were installed along with lift shafts being put in place.

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The station and associated infrastructure are estimated to cost around £183.6million. The full site will include a two-storey, four-platform station with a ticket office, lifts to all platforms, and parking spaces for 1,000 bicycles.

Work began on the station on January 17, 2023 with the first works compound constructed under the Addenbrooke's Road bridge. Network Rail has said the station will "provide access to a growing area of high-quality employment" and help relieve local congestion through providing "environmentally sustainable transport" in the city.

It is expected that the Cambridge South station will open in 2025. More details about the project can be found here.

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