Chesterton station

Cambridge City Council in the UK has approved proposals for a new railway station in Chesterton, which will improve access to Cambridge Science Park.

The proposed station will include retail facilities, a 1,000-space cycle park, a 450-space car park for passengers and three new platforms, which will be fully accessible with a footbridge and lifts to each platform.

UK 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."

"Today’s planning permission gives the green light for the start of construction and brings us one step closer to delivering these huge benefits."

The new station is being funded by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and developed by Network Rail in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council.

It will provide an alternative connection point for commuters in north-east Cambridge, with 3,000 expected journeys being made from the station every day.

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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."

Construction is scheduled to start later this year and the new station is expected to be opened in December next year.


Image: New station in Chesterton. Photo: courtesy of Network Rail.