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The next station is … Addenbrooke’s!

by Amanda Taylor on 9 January, 2020

Lib Dems with station sign
Campaigning for an Addenbrooke’s station in 1990

We believe a station on the Biomedical Campus would play a vital role in reducing car movements to the area, and consequently commuter and visitor parking.

A station at Addenbrooke’s to serve the hospital and the rest of the Biomedical Campus is badly needed and Liberal Democrats in Queen Edith’s and beyond have been campaigning for one to be built for many years, certainly before the days of websites and social media.

Like a long awaited delayed train, we welcome the ‘Cambridge South’ station that is now looking likely to appear some time during the next five years — funded by the Department of Transport, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority plus local businesses such as Astra Zeneca.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Network Rail is running a public consultation on proposals for a new railway station and associated infrastructure.

There’s a series of consultation events to comment on the proposals and early designs.

The public consultation will begin next Wednesday, 20th January 2020 with events at various local venues including three in Queen Edith’s:

Monday 20th January 4pm-8pmThe University Centre (Hicks Room)
Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU
Tuesday 21st January5pm-9pmLong Road Sixth Form College
Long Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PX
Wednesday 22nd January 9am-1pmRoyal Papworth Hospital
Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0AY
Thursday 23rd January4pm-8pmNetherhall School
Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN
Friday 24th January 10am-2pmTrumpington Pavilion
King George V Playing Field, Paget Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JF
Saturday 25th January10am-2pmShelford Rugby Club
The Davey Field, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5JU
Tuesday 28th January3:30pm–7:30pmLittle Shelford Memorial Hall
The Long House, 11 Church Street, Little Shelford, CB22 5HG
Wednesday 29th January4pm-8pm Grantchester Village Hall
Vicarage Drive, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NG
Thursday 30th January1pm-5pmStapleford Jubilee Pavilion
Stapleford Recreation Ground, Off Haverhill Road, Stapleford, CB22 5BX

There is an online survey which you can access at https://consultations.networkrail.co.uk/communications/cambridge-south/consultation/intro/.

Look forward to seeing some of you at the consultation events.

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