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.
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “I am really pleased to see the good progress we are making to realise a new station for Cambridge. This second round of public consultation will build upon the comments we received in February, test our proposals and make sure we take forward the best station option for future passengers and the community.”
James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, said: “I’m proud that persistent lobbying by the Combined Authority has brought this new Cambridge station within reach – and now, the people it will serve get their say on how it evolves. Cambridge South will be a keystone of Cambridgeshire’s future – improving connectivity across our whole county, increasing everyone’s opportunity for sustainable travel, paving the way for good growth, linking people to the kind of jobs they want, and getting them there in a cleaner, greener way.”
Cllr Roger Hickford, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership said: “We fully support plans to deliver Cambridge South which would link to other transport projects being developed to give people access to quick, reliable and sustainable public transport services to and from the busy Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We are aware of the future growth in employment on this site and the development of Cambridge South is essential.”
How the public can have their say
Owing to the current Coronavirus situation and following Government guidance, we are conducting the second round of public consultation remotely to maintain the safety of the public and our staff.
The consultation materials will be available on the online consultation portal via our project webpage until 29 November (inclusive). Feedback can be submitted to Network Rail using the online survey accessed via the project webpage or by sending comments back to Network Rail using the pre-paid postal form found in the consultation booklet (available in hardcopy on request).
There will also be opportunities to speak directly to our project representatives via webchat (available via the consultation portal) or by phone on the following dates:
Webchat open from 19 October to 29 October
• Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 – 16:00
• Wednesday 14:00 – 20:00
Call us on 0800 160 1835 from 19 October to 31 October
• Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 14:00 – 17:00
• Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00
• Saturday 10:00 – 13:00
Email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For hardcopies of the consultation materials contact us on 03457 11 41 41 or by emailing email@example.com
Access to the consultation portal, consultation materials and the online survey is via our project webpage: www.networkrail.co.uk/cambridge-south-station
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