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Chesterton Science Park Station

is going ahead. Jut confirmed by the ginger Muppet on Twitter.

Published by John Techno at 9:07am on Tue 21st February 2012. Viewed 16,795 times.
This topic has been edited, last edit at 9:07am on Tue 21st February 2012.

Indeed, I read the report about it yesterday. They have proved that there is a strong business case for it and it will make a profit within a few years. Which is nice.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:38am on Tue 21st February 2012.

Excellent. I look forward to not having to schlep across town to get a train. Hopefully there won't be the same bike parking lottery either.

Published by carney at 9:48am on Tue 21st February 2012.

Five WANpoints for use of the word "schlep."

Published by John Techno at 9:53am on Tue 21st February 2012.

Thanks, you're a mensch.

Published by carney at 9:54am on Tue 21st February 2012.

More details:

It is going to be called "Cambridge Science Park" station. The £26 million cost will be repaid by ticket income of the next operators of the Kings Cross line. The County Council will provide the initial costs of building and work is planned to start in early 2014.

The station will have three platforms, and will be served by at least four hourly southbound trains, two of which will terminate at King's Cross, while the third will serve London Liverpool Street and a fourth from Norwich will terminate in Cambridge.

There will be three northbound trains each hour, to Ely, King's Lynn and Norwich, and it is likely trains on the Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport route will also stop there.

The guided busway will be extended into the site from Milton Road, providing a link to St Ives and Huntingdon, while car and cycle parking will also be provided.

The county council is set to approve funding for the project today and a detailed business case will be put before the cabinet on March 6.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:56am on Tue 21st February 2012.
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I don't suppose it will be accompanied by a new river bridge so that us poor plebs who live in Abbey can get there?

Published by sam i at 10:11am on Tue 21st February 2012.

They're building a penny ferry for you lot.

Published by arthurCRS at 10:15am on Tue 21st February 2012.

I have the same problem - I actually live in Chesterton and the Chesterton Station site is going to be 3.247 km from my house becuase I'll have to walk all the way up Milton Road and then down Cowley Road. The main station is only 2.917km away. Unless they make a new cut through off Water Street somewhere (or someone makes a hole in the fence).

Also, since the main point of this station is to serve the Science Park, I bet you anything that it will have a reduced service at weekends, when most of us WANers will actually use it. :/

Published by Silent Rob at 10:20am on Tue 21st February 2012.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Cambridges-new-railway-station-to...

CEN news link, which seems to be where my source got all the info I posted above from.

Published by Silent Rob at 10:23am on Tue 21st February 2012.

I'm very pleased about this. From Kings Hedges it's going to make life very easy. Going to the Junction will be a piece of piss :)

Published by SB___ at 10:28am on Tue 21st February 2012.

26 million seems pretty cheap for this kind of project.

Published by troll at 10:29am on Tue 21st February 2012.

It would be pretty surprising if they didn't put in a couple of extra footpaths. Surely the weekend service will be all the trains the pass through there anyway? They all stop at Waterbeach, and this would be serving a much greater population.

Published by carney at 10:29am on Tue 21st February 2012.

Indeed Carney. There's no reason not to have it hit this station. I think it'll be really well used. Maybe Kings Hedges Road will be the new Mill Road :)

Published by SB___ at 10:33am on Tue 21st February 2012.

Agreed, troll. I hate to be pessimistic, but I can't see them keeping the cost at 26 million...

Published by DanCJ at 10:47am on Tue 21st February 2012.

I'm not bothered if it does cost more than 26 million, as it's being repaid by train operators.

Published by SB___ at 11:32am on Tue 21st February 2012.

... from our ticket receipts.

Published by sam i at 11:54am on Tue 21st February 2012.

True enough. We'll have to wait and see, won't we?

Published by SB___ at 12:11pm on Tue 21st February 2012.

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Published by Tops cat food (not active) at 12:51pm on Tue 21st February 2012.

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/81A57E02-48D8-4C24-862F-... there's a bit on location and stuff from page 87 of the CCC transport plan.

I've never seen any detailed plans yet though. I'll ask around and see if there's anything.

Published by Silent Rob at 1:14pm on Tue 21st February 2012.

Hmmm. I emailed one of our local councillors. He says there are no plans for any new bridges or other means of making the new station more accessible to Abbey residents.

Published by sam i at 9:56am on Wed 22nd February 2012.

Do your best Stand By Me tribute to get there.

Published by carney at 10:29am on Wed 22nd February 2012.

*conspiracy theory alert*

I wager a lot of the reason the County Council will have agreed to fund it is due to improved access to wards in Tory controlled areas. I strongly suspect, as with the Guided Busway, you'll see little to improve access for city residents.

Published by SB___ at 10:39am on Wed 22nd February 2012.

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Published by Tops cat food (not active) at 12:31pm on Wed 22nd February 2012.

I'm not too fussed about not being able to use the new station, I'm just located in a funny equidistant place. It isn't far to walk to the main station and I'm not going to get a bus to the new one because I've wasted years waiting for buses and I avoid the horrid things if at all possible.

I do think that this is going to have a strong effect on the city though: House prices will increase around Milton Road and north of the city, especially since there are several 1000 new homes planned in the NIAB site and off Huntingdon Road. Who knows, perhaps people will even WANT to live on Orchard Park one day?

Published by Silent Rob at 2:21pm on Wed 22nd February 2012.

Orchard Park is looking ok these days. Don't think they're having problems selling them to the same extent.

Published by SB___ at 3:01pm on Wed 22nd February 2012.

I was being flippant above - most of the homes are now filled. It still looks like a dump when I visit it, but that's because it's not finished. That said - I think the council learnt a lot of lessons from it - most of the future developments have new clauses to ensure that the infrastructure gets finished and isn't allowed to just stop for years on end.

Published by Silent Rob at 3:10pm on Wed 22nd February 2012.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/First-plans-for-Chesterton-rail-s...

Plans as to the location of the station. Car drivers will be pleased that there is lots of parking. I thought that the new station was going to be on Chesterton Sidings, but it seems it is not. I'm pleased because I like that derelict area of train buildings to explore.

Published by Silent Rob at 1:29pm on Tue 12th June 2012.

Oh and plans for the new look Portland have been submitted too:
http://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do...
*exciting*

Published by Silent Rob at 1:32pm on Tue 12th June 2012.

Erm Rob, the sidings are being used for the new station. Half of it disappears under the new car park. I suspect the rest will get developed over time now.

Published by SB___ at 8:25pm on Tue 12th June 2012.
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I just thought that the site was going to be further north on the old housing allocation. The whole site was allocated for housing in the last city local plan but then deallocated because of lack of transport (I think).

I think you're right though, when the station is built then there will be some prime housing on the site before long.

Published by Silent Rob at 10:01am on Wed 13th June 2012.

Wonder how much has been done towards building the new station.

Went by the other day, and apart from some trees being cut down, i can't see much change.

Published by Grape Face at 12:49pm on Mon 22nd October 2012.

Although the proposal has been approved by the government that's only in a funding sense. The planning permission process has yet to go through and there hasn't even been an outline PP submitted let alone granted. My source tells me that work is not due to start until 2014 at the earliest, with a completion date of 2015.

And that's assuming that there aren't contractor delays and all that stuff like with the busway.

Published by Silent Rob at 1:06pm on Mon 22nd October 2012.

Speaking of the busway I cycled to St Ives and back yesterday. Every time I go on the busway I feel like I should have a translusent rotating cat superimposed onto my vision on the top left corner. Seems a bit funny without it. ;)

Published by Silent Rob at 1:11pm on Mon 22nd October 2012.

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Cheers Silent!

Published by Grape Face at 12:48pm on Tue 23rd October 2012.

Published by Grape Face at 12:57pm on Mon 5th November 2012.

The first event , to show off the plans for the new station will be held from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 14, at the Shirley Centre in Nuffield Road.

Published by Grape Face at 12:58pm on Mon 5th November 2012.

I went to the preview at the Nuffield Road School last night. It was full of those retired but still mentally active Cambridge intellectual types.
One man was sporting a cravat, whilst an other had his half moon glasses on a chain.
They were all 'experts' in their field, you know
There were some pretty stupid, for the sake of it questions, like: How much will the fare be to London? When will the trains leave? and Will there be enough litter bins?
I took some photos of the models, which I'll post on here when I get home and photoshop them to the right size.

Published by Grape Face at 12:28pm on Thu 15th November 2012.

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Published by Grape Face at 7:58pm on Thu 15th November 2012.

Cool pics of the models. Wonder what they do with models of building projects after building is finished, would love to buy one and have it inhabitated with small zombie figurines. Make a great diorama ;-]

Published by daggg at 8:34pm on Thu 15th November 2012.

Most planning modals are made by developers. I would imagine that they resue the buildings for other models or throw them in the bin.

The planning models are usually inside a perspex box. Yesterday on site I leaned onto one of the boxes and nearly fell inside it because this one didn't have a top like they usually do. Silly behaviour.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:18am on Fri 16th November 2012.

http://www.camcycle.org.uk/campaigning/issues/scienceparkstation/
More info, with a good map, regarding cycle access

Published by Grape Face at 12:44pm on Thu 22nd November 2012.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Station-link-plan-would-destroy-o...
Brambles nature reserve under threat?
At the expo the idea was mentioned that a new path, to the new station would ruin the nature reserve. This was by a local resident human.... meanwhile......
When asked Willy the robin said he'd rather more humans. " They drop crisps and bread. Once my friend Derrick the Starling got a dry roast peanut!"
It appears not everyone is as concerned.

Published by Grape Face at 8:31am on Tue 27th November 2012.

See the location of the Cambridge Science Park Railway Station, soon to be built on the site of old railway sidings in Chesterton North Cambridge.
See the location from Fen Road, and from the window of a moving train, passing the site.
Visit an exhibition of models of the station buildings, and see where the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway will be extended from Milton Road to the new station.
Filmed in Winter 2012 and early 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igHXQnXf9QE

Published by Grape Face at 5:24pm on Tue 26th February 2013.

Where it says "Access isn't possible from Cowley Road" at 0.36 there's a gate on the left which is open. That gate is how you get to the station site.

You can see a lot of the edge of the site on google street view, carry on going left:
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=cowley+road&hl=en&ll=52.227589,0.1574...

Though if they've cut all the trees down then I expect you'll be seen and told off fairly quickly! :)

Published by Silent Rob at 8:48am on Wed 27th February 2013.
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At the fen road bit of that film at the start then you can see pics of the old signal box and the edge of the sidings in use on the good old anglian rail archive site: http://www.eastanglianrailwayarchive.co.uk/Railways/East-Anglian-Railw...

But I'm sure you know about that already. ;)

Published by Silent Rob at 8:59am on Wed 27th February 2013.

There were bacon sandwich eating, tea drinking florescent orange and yellow men, with hard hats.
I was too scared to go in.

Published by Grape Face at 7:02pm on Wed 27th February 2013.

I quite like going to visit building sites with work because the smell of strong tea and old roll ups reminds me of what my late grandfathers house used to smell like. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 8:12am on Thu 28th February 2013.

Planning application now in. If you go to "documents" then there are lots of stuff to read. Design and Access Statement has a lot of pics.

http://planapps2.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/DCWebPages/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTIO...

Published by Silent Rob at 11:49am on Tue 9th July 2013.

Cheers for posting.
Don't suppose if you noticed if there'll be a bridge over the river to give access to the station from Barnwell / Fen Ditton.

Published by Grape Face at 12:31pm on Tue 9th July 2013.

One of the first things I've got to do in my new job is make a report on the implications on this application into how it affects footpaths. I'll let you know about the bridge when I've done this.

So much for retiring from planning...

Published by Silent Rob at 12:47pm on Tue 9th July 2013.

It would be great if there was a bridge, it would save ages for those who want to get the the science park, as well as the station.
It would also mean you could avoid Green end road, a nightmare to cycle down. Straight down the busway, incl the new bit, over the river and bosh, home.
I'm more into the idea of a bridge rather than the station to be honest.
It would also form the start of the cycle route all the way to the main train station.

Published by Grape Face at 12:59pm on Tue 9th July 2013.

I can't see any mention of a new bridge on Stourbridge Common (though this application creates new station access points on Moss Bank, Bramblefields Nature Reserve and off Nuffield Road and Close. These will all link onto the new Busway extension along the dismantled railway between the existing busway and nearly to the old Stourbridge Junction).

However if you look at the design and acess statement page 14 then there are mentions of possible phase 2's of the busway and future extentions either onto Newmarket Road or over Stourbridge Common. So they are clearly thinking that a bridge might happen at some point in the future.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:24pm on Wed 10th July 2013.

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That idea of extending the busway to Newmarket Rd makes sense in a kind of SimCity nihilistic kind of way. Personally I hate it, even though it would create a stop near where I live.
The nice field where the horses graze next to the Leper chapel would be swamped under concrete, as would a fair slither of Ditton Meadow.
There was talk of strapping a cycle bridge to the existing railway bridge over the river, that would be better, or even better still a new bridge further down towards Fen Ditton, (shown by black arrow)

Published by Grape Face at 8:19am on Thu 11th July 2013.
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Yeah, I don't see that they will ever extend the busway over Ditton Fields all the way to Newmarket Road. There'd be just too much green space destroyed. Stourbridge Common is common land, I don't think Ditton Fields is too - but they'd still be uproar if it was covered over in concrete.

I know there's a railway running straight through it but that's been there since the 1800's and that was put in through open countryside between two villages.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:24pm on Thu 11th July 2013.

There's not a railway in Ditton Fields anymore. It's either scrubland or people's gardens now...

Published by SB___ at 12:59pm on Thu 11th July 2013.

I meant the main Cambridge / Norwich or Kings Lynn line that runs slap bang between Stourbridge Common and Ditton Fields. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 1:08pm on Thu 11th July 2013.

Ditton Fields = Ditton Meadow I assume ;)

Published by Grape Face at 1:19pm on Thu 11th July 2013.

:p

Published by Silent Rob at 1:28pm on Thu 11th July 2013.

For a man who works in planning, your knowledge of place names worries me ;)

Published by SB___ at 2:20pm on Thu 11th July 2013.

I don't work in planning anymore. I've made sure that I've already forgotten everything. Where do I live again?

Published by Silent Rob at 2:26pm on Thu 11th July 2013.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Tunnel-could-be-dug-beneath-Gog-M...
Now they are talking of a tunnel under the Ditton Meadow....... And the money for this nonsense will come from?

Published by Grape Face at 12:55pm on Tue 23rd July 2013.

Published by Silent Rob at 2:17pm on Tue 23rd July 2013.

I had a good look this morning but must have missed them, there is a lot of new concrete in that hole.
You can still see tracks outside the Tram Depot pub, but I wonder if they are real, or re-laid for ascetic reasons,

Published by Grape Face at 8:13am on Wed 24th July 2013.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/PICTURES-First-step-towards-openi...

Busway moving towards the station..... This also means a cycleway!!!!!

Published by Grape Face at 8:19am on Thu 24th July 2014.

The new station also includes new parking for 1000 cycles.
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20051/transport_projects/62/camb...

Related - I've noticed that they are slowly replacing all the overcrowded cycleparking at the other station with the double decker cycle parking.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:24am on Thu 24th July 2014.

That's temporary apparently, 'till they build the Amsterdam style multi story cycle park, where the mini police station is now.

Published by Grape Face at 8:27am on Thu 24th July 2014.

Yeah, I heard about that. Looking forward to recieving new details.

It is bound to be better than the double decker cycle parking. If you have a bike with a wicker basket next to yours then it's a massive struggle to get yours in and out. Not that people shouldn't have baskets obviously.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:42am on Thu 24th July 2014.

But what will happen to the cleared lizards? Will they be moved to new habitat, or offered jobs at the new station

Published by marcosthebubble at 9:48am on Thu 24th July 2014.

Any news....?
All looks remarkably un-busy when i went by on the train the other day....

Published by Priority 23 at 12:56pm on Wed 21st January 2015.

I'm currently driving from Lovell Road to Waterbeach every day, and I'm desperate for the station to open, but can't see any recent expected dates. Does anyone have any idea please?

Published by Tommyw at 8:11am on Mon 2nd February 2015.

It's been pushed back to May 2016: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-Science-Park-train-station-o...

"The delay was triggered by Network Rail," they were quick to point out. Perhaps there were the wrong kind of leaves on the bit which isn't a line yet?

Published by Wrongfellow at 8:22am on Mon 2nd February 2015.

Does anyone know when the first spade will go into the ground.
The site looked dormant last weekend....
Estate agents are already saying properties are near the new station, even before the first brick is laid.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:18pm on Tue 3rd February 2015.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Major-step-forward-Cambridge-s-science...
They have now agreed to move the freight trains..... building can commence (but will it?)

Published by Priority 23 at 8:13am on Tue 24th February 2015.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New-train-station-north-Cambridge-call...

Now the want to call this station. Cambridge North.
A better name i think.
However I'd rather it was named Cambridge Sewage Works

Published by Priority 23 at 12:36pm on Thu 12th March 2015.

"Cambridge Stinkway"?

Published by Wrongfellow at 2:16pm on Thu 12th March 2015.

I'm flushed with agreement!

Published by Priority 23 at 8:12am on Fri 13th March 2015.

I went past this on the train yesterday.

They have cordoned off some of the area with fences and there were one or two vehicles on site to the south. Although work hasn't started yet it looks as if they are starting to think about it.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:27am on Fri 13th March 2015.

Being a swamp-dweller now I've had quite a few chances to look at it through a train window.

A month or so ago they cleared most of the overgrowth and then apparently went for an extended tea break.

On Wednesday I saw a dozen or so red-suited workmen exploring, examining, and probably sucking air through their teeth while muttering "Gonna cost yer mate". Since then they appear to have gone back to the tea and biscuits.

Published by Wrongfellow at 9:56am on Fri 13th March 2015.

I wished they'd just get their act together, build the station and build the bridge over the river so I can get to the station with out being tempted by a pint at the Green Dragon....

Published by Priority 23 at 12:29pm on Fri 13th March 2015.

If you can be bothered with the relentless and stupid pop up ads there's an article in the CEN about a Cambridge Metro type idea with stops in Cherry Hinton and Coldhams Lane.
We all know the mono-rail is the better idea....

Published by Priority 23 at 12:59pm on Tue 24th March 2015.

SEEMS LIKE THERE IS SOME ACTUAL ACTIVITY AT THE STATION SITE, LAND BEING CLEARED ETC.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:56pm on Mon 18th May 2015.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:55pm on Tue 26th May 2015.

I saw the new planning application the other day so I guessed that this was some way off yet.

Published by Silent Rob at 2:12pm on Tue 26th May 2015.

What was new about the application?
Are you a kind of council person Silent?

Published by Priority 23 at 7:52am on Wed 27th May 2015.

I don't work in planning so stress that I have no involvement with the station.

As I understand it though the original application was submitted by the County Council because they were leading on major infrastructure projects. However much of the funding was to be provided by the government under the Transport Innovation Fund, which was abolished by the Coalition government as part of their spending cuts.

This means that the funding for the station is now being provided by other sources, largely by Network Rail. Therefore Network Rail must apply for planning permission theirselves. The planning application is almost identical to the last one, but the applicant has changed. But since this is a new application the district council still have to obey the planning process which will add at least 6 months to the process.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:41am on Wed 27th May 2015.

I do like how, like just about everything in the country, you can blame the delay squarely on David Cameron. :)

Published by Silent Rob at 8:44am on Wed 27th May 2015.

I wish they'd:
Build the new station.
Imprison objectors to the new bridge across the river.
Build the new bridge
Release the objectors.
Resurface that appalling cycle path on Stourbridge common.
Street light the paths (incl the busway as promised)
Introduce a dogs on leads rule.
Ban free-range children from the commons.
Open an ice cream and beer facility at Baits Bite Lock.

Published by Priority 23 at 1:01pm on Wed 27th May 2015.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New-Cambridge-North-train-station-reco...

More on the Network Rail planning permission.

Ref' the busway lights: They are going up too!

Published by Priority 23 at 8:16am on Fri 14th August 2015.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New-44m-Cambridge-North-station-open-D...

DECEMBER 2016.... Apparently all will be open then.
But will the timetable be ready? All these things take time, even after the infrastructure is in place.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:11am on Thu 20th August 2015.

Now they are starting to lay the new tracks for the station.
Spotted this Saturday as the train I was on wizzed past Chesterton.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:10am on Mon 12th October 2015.

does anyone have news on the train station? is it still scheduled to open in a years time?
thanks!

Published by maaar at 10:45am on Fri 11th December 2015.

No but I was passing the site the other day and work is in progress.

Published by bigmal at 2:27pm on Sat 12th December 2015.

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Published by Priority 23 at 8:42am on Sun 13th December 2015.

thanks bigmal but how long can it take to build a platform and why is there no official update?

Published by maaar at 11:44pm on Tue 15th December 2015.

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I know the gantry work has at least been started, for the electrical cables.
There's the Network Rail track work.
The approach roads car parks and shops, plus the station it's self, all performed by different entities.
That could be why there's know "how are we doing" type web page.
I agree the vagueness is tedious.
I just want the new station to be open, and the connecting bridge across Ditton Meadows.
Since the demise of Barnwell Junction, there's been a sickening void where there should be a station.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:53am on Wed 16th December 2015.

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The track is work done.... saw yesterday
Also concrete platform components have been delivered.

Published by Priority 23 at 9:24am on Wed 30th December 2015.

priority 23, thanks a lot for the updates. so useful... i really hope that it wont get delayed any longer and that there will be some official updates.

Published by maaar at 8:59pm on Wed 30th December 2015.

Published by Priority 23 at 6:08pm on Sat 2nd January 2016.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:57pm on Mon 4th January 2016.

Published by maaar at 10:18pm on Tue 5th January 2016.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New-Cambridge-North-station-won-t-open...
A somewhat delayed story in the CEN about the delay on opening.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:46pm on Thu 21st January 2016.

i was walking past it today and talked to the site manager, there was a lot of activity going on and they were putting in the platforms today. they finished all the track work apart from close to the river where they will have to stabilise the bank. he siad that it shoudl be all done by august. so its mainly the station building and car park delaying it. i was already worried that it would be canceled all together.

Published by maaar at 6:30pm on Sat 23rd January 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3mCVWdBh14

See the platforms, the track and most of the overhead wiring all in place!

Published by Priority 23 at 4:22pm on Sun 7th February 2016.

Thanks a lot, this is very helpful information and makes me believe that it will actually open one day.

Published by maaar at 8:53pm on Tue 9th February 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7wwEWiUdkM

More scintillating footage....

Published by Priority 23 at 12:44pm on Thu 17th March 2016.

According to this tweet there will be a feature on Cambridge TV tonight:

https://twitter.com/HollieGoodall/status/715878426373132288

Published by bad-timing at 1:57pm on Fri 1st April 2016.

Published by foolscap (not active) at 3:26pm on Sat 21st May 2016.

Noticed last weekend that the base or foundations are in for the station building, as is the lift shaft for the station building and on each of the platforms.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:59am on Fri 19th August 2016.

Went past yesterday on the train from Waterbeach.
The station building is coming along, footbridge and platforms in place.
First part of the Chisholm trail approved as well (but not the new bridge, yet...)
The council approved the bridge in November, it's now out for planning permission.
No date given for the planning decision on the bridge

http://planning.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/swift/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.Disp...

Published by Priority 23 at 12:22pm on Mon 5th December 2016.

thanks for the update priority 23! That is great news. Do you know if the expected opening date is still May 2017?

Published by maaar at 7:43pm on Sun 11th December 2016.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:23am on Mon 19th December 2016.

Oodles more building work, and cladding too, it looks like a station now... also work on buildings near by have also begun.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:31am on Thu 5th January 2017.

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Here's a long distance photo I took last week from Fen Road level crossing. You can see both platforms, the bridge and a bit of the main station building on the left.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:52am on Thu 5th January 2017.

Priority 23 and Silent Rob, thanks for the updates, very pleased.
More news: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/unofficial-website...
Has anyone tried typing in the station name CAMBNTH as suggested by Cambridge News. I cant find it.

Published by maaar at 9:25am on Thu 5th January 2017.

Click "Trains" at the top right of the screen and "+" to add a search option. Set the left-hand dropdown to "TIPLOC" (under "Schedule location") and enter CAMBNTH in the box to the right. Click "Search".

Bear in mind that this timetable data is provisional and almost certainly incomplete! I actually considered posting something about it when it started to show up a couple of weeks ago, but decided not to, in case the Cambridge News decided to try and read too much into it...

Edit: Ah, what the heck, since it's out there already. Once again, this is not the final timetable, so don't use it to plan journeys, or indeed for any other purpose.

Passenger departures for Cambridge North

Monday to Friday

06:40 Kings Lynn -> London Kings Cross (1)
07:04 Kings Lynn -> London Liverpool Street (1)
07:06 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
07:19 Cambridge -> Kings Lynn (2)
07:30 Cambridge North -> Cambridge (3)
07:53 Ely -> Cambridge (1)
08:04 Kings Lynn -> London Liverpool Street (1)
08:04 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
08:20 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
08:25 Cambridge -> Ely (2)
08:28 Ely -> Cambridge (1)
08:37 London Kings Cross -> Kings Lynn (2)
08:42 Ely -> London Liverpool Street (1)
08:46 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
09:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
09:14 Ely -> London Liverpool Street (1)
09:19 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
09:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
09:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
10:06 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
10:11 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
10:14 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
10:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
10:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
11:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
11:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
11:19 Kings Lynn -> London Kings Cross (1)
11:21 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
11:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
11:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
12:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
12:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
12:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
12:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
12:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
12:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
13:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
13:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
13:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
13:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
13:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
13:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
14:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
14:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
14:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
14:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
14:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
14:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
15:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
15:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
15:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
15:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
15:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
15:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
16:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
16:11 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
16:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
16:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
16:33 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
16:47 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
16:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
16:52 Cambridge -> Ely (2)
17:10 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
17:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
17:38 Kings Lynn -> London Kings Cross (1)
17:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
17:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
18:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
18:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
18:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
18:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
18:39 Downham Market -> London Kings Cross (1)
18:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
18:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
19:08 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
19:10 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
19:15 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
19:26 Cambridge -> Ely (2)
19:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
19:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
20:01 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
20:26 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
20:31 Royston -> Ely (2)
20:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
21:07 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
21:12 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
21:12 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
21:23 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
21:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
21:52 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
21:55 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
22:12 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
22:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
22:20 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
22:36 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
22:39 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
23:10 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
23:14 London Kings Cross -> Kings Lynn (2)
23:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
23:22 Kings Lynn -> London Kings Cross (1)
23:29 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
23:44 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
23:59 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
00:14 London Kings Cross -> Kings Lynn (2)
00:17 Kings Lynn -> London Kings Cross (1)
00:44 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
00:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
01:14 London Kings Cross -> Kings Lynn (2)

Saturday

06:41 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
07:09 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
07:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
07:40 Kings Lynn -> London Kings Cross (1)
07:44 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
07:48 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
08:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
08:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
08:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
09:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
09:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
09:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
09:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
10:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
10:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
10:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
10:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
10:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
11:09 Kings Lynn -> London Kings Cross (1)
11:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
11:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
11:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
11:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
12:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
12:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
12:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
12:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
12:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
13:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
13:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
13:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
13:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
13:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
13:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
14:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
14:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
14:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
14:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
14:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
14:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
15:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
15:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
15:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
15:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
15:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
15:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
16:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
16:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
16:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
16:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
16:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
16:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
17:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
17:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
17:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
17:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
17:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
17:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
18:08 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
18:11 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
18:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
18:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
18:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
18:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
19:07 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
19:09 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
19:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
19:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
19:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
19:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
20:12 Ely -> London Kings Cross (1)
20:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
20:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
20:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
20:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
21:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
21:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
21:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
21:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
22:14 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
22:15 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
22:44 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
22:47 Cambridge North -> London Kings Cross (3)
23:23 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
23:41 London Kings Cross -> Ely (2)
23:59 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
00:14 London Kings Cross -> Kings Lynn (2)
00:51 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
00:57 Kings Lynn -> Cambridge (1)

Sunday

09:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
10:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
11:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
11:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
11:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
12:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
12:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
12:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
13:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
13:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
13:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
14:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
14:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
14:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
15:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
15:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
15:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
16:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
16:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
16:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
17:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
17:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
18:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
18:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
18:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
19:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
19:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
19:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
20:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
20:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
20:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
21:44 Cambridge North -> London Liverpool Street (3)
22:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)
22:44 Cambridge North -> Stratford (London) (3)
22:54 Cambridge -> Norwich (2)
23:44 Cambridge North -> Bishops Stortford (3)
00:16 Norwich -> Cambridge (1)

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:55am on Thu 5th January 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 11:05am on Thu 5th January 2017.

So trains to or from Peterborough wont be using Cambridge North

Published by Priority 23 at 12:09pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

...sigh...

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:10pm on Thu 5th January 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 12:11pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

what's never been mentioned is if the main station will change it's name to Cambridge City or Central, calling just Cambridge is confusing.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:15pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

Well, if the proposed station near Addenbrooke's is going to be Cambridge South, maybe it should be Cambridge Middle?

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:24pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

Cambridge Upper Middle Class

Published by Priority 23 at 12:26pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

Great, thanks a lot for all the information and yes Cambridge Upper Middle Class would be a good name :-)
I think that they used to talk about trains going from cambridge North to Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street. What happened to those plans?

Published by maaar at 12:46pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

Maybe they're still planning them?

Published by Wrongfellow at 2:06pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

Yes, I hope so.

Published by maaar at 2:20pm on Thu 5th January 2017.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/unofficial-website...

CEN article about the fake timetable

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/cambridge-north-80-com...

Rail Technology magazine says the new station is 80% completed.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:25am on Fri 6th January 2017.

=> JT... Can you please change the name of the thread to Cambridge North Station.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:32am on Fri 6th January 2017.

Opening 21 May 2017

Maybe it'll actually open on time.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:44pm on Wed 11th January 2017.

Does anyone know whether you will be able to get to the new station on foot from Nuffield Road? It would be a shame if people coming over the new bridge had to go all the way up to Milton Road...

Published by Free Will at 11:31am on Wed 1st February 2017.

Yes, there's a path in place now which links Nuffield Road with the busway extension cycle path, which goes straight to the new station. You can see the path on google street here:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.2265022,0.1524967,3a,66.8y,68.43h,92...

Published by Silent Rob at 11:51am on Wed 1st February 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 11:52am on Wed 1st February 2017.

Thanks Rob!

Published by Free Will at 11:59am on Wed 1st February 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSkwwTY3ciw&t=001s

Here's some video of the connection from nuffield road.

Published by Priority 23 at 6:13pm on Wed 1st February 2017.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/calls-peterborough...

Apparently Airport or Peterborough trains wont stop at Cambridge North...
Now that's pretty stupid

Published by Priority 23 at 8:23am on Fri 3rd March 2017.

This one's in the substantially less crappy Cambridge Independent, too: http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/cambridge/push_to_get_cambr...

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:48pm on Fri 3rd March 2017.

aaas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrjwsTqM2jw

Filmed last weekend, It's getting so close.
They were putting up the lighting when my train went through.

Published by Priority 23 at 1:49pm on Sun 19th March 2017.

200 WANpoints to the first to post a picture of a ticket to or from the new station.

STRICTLY NO PHOTOSHOP ALLOWED! ;)

Published by Wrongfellow at 3:39pm on Sun 19th March 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 3:39pm on Sun 19th March 2017.

Some info on bus services to the new station: https://twitter.com/RailfutureEA/status/847816020643524609

Summary: the number 2 and some of the busway route As will stop there. Also there will be some new buses to/from Longstanton P&R.

Published by Wrongfellow at 9:58am on Sun 2nd April 2017.

The timetable is now visible on nationalrail. However, I am disappointed to see that going from cambridge to kings cross until 11:11 I need to change in Cambridge. This doesn't save me any time :-(
Do you know the reason for this? Will this only be temporary and they will introduce direct trains more often?

Published by maaar at 9:29pm on Mon 3rd April 2017.

It looks like there are some direct trains, but they're stoppers, so they probably won't save you any time either:

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/W86507/2017/05/25
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/W86479/2017/05/25
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/W86478/2017/05/25

And probably loads more.

I'd guess National Rail Enquiries are only showing you the fasts, the first one being at 11.11 (and starting from Ely instead):

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/W86410/2017/05/25

As for the reason - I don't have a clue! I wouldn't be surprised if they adjust the timetable a bit after they've got some experience with how the station works in practice, but that's only a guess.

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:19pm on Mon 3rd April 2017.

Thanks Wrongfellow, going back in the evening from kings cross to cambridge north there is one fast direct train per hour, strange that it is not the same in the morning. I hope they will adjust it after a while.

Published by maaar at 12:10am on Tue 4th April 2017.

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It's on the map!

Published by Priority 23 at 8:32am on Thu 6th April 2017.

Just passed through. Some of the departure boards and other furniture are in place now. It really is starting to look a lot less like a building site.

Published by Wrongfellow at 9:17am on Tue 25th April 2017.

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£2.30 between the two Cambridges......

Published by Priority 23 at 12:37pm on Tue 25th April 2017.

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/service-changes-m...

Bus updates for the new station including two new busway routes.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:19pm on Mon 8th May 2017.

When I got on the Liverpool Street train today, after the driver listed all the stations the train was stopping at he added a little reminder for the benefit of passengers from the north of Cambridge that the new station opens on Sunday.

Published by John Techno at 9:39pm on Thu 18th May 2017.

Ooooo! How do you access it? From Cowley Road?

Published by B-bam at 10:54am on Fri 19th May 2017.

It's not clear from a map.

Published by B-bam at 10:56am on Fri 19th May 2017.

By train? ;)

I came through it this morning. The departure boards are all lit up (saying "the next train does not stop here", as if we needed to be told). There are still workmen crawling all over it; something gives me the feeling they're still going to be fitting taps and doorknobs well into next week.

Published by Wrongfellow at 10:57am on Fri 19th May 2017.

I've seen it from the train when I'm heading north (which I don't do often, I prefer to stay south of Waterbeach because it's all whippets and flat caps beyond there), but I have no idea how to get there on foot.

Published by John Techno at 11:20pm on Fri 19th May 2017.

i will investigate and report back.

Published by B-bam at 1:08am on Sat 20th May 2017.

I presume that the guided busway extension cycle way goes right to it, it would be fairly pointless otherwise. You can access the busway from Milton road or Nuffield Road.

I'm going to have a look at the station on Sunday morning, I will report back.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:28am on Sat 20th May 2017.

I think you're right. There's meant to be access from Fen Road too, as I understand it.

I plan to travel into Cambridge on Monday. (Selling glasses again, if anyone cares.) I'll try and take some photos.

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:49pm on Sat 20th May 2017.

If you're investigating and reporting back SR then that will save me a job.

Published by B-bam at 3:14pm on Sat 20th May 2017.

Drove into Cambridge from the A14 Milton roundabout yesterday. Went to the left hand lane for Cambridge as usual, but then they've changed the road layout so the left hand lane is now for the station! Beware people!

Published by Silent Rob at 5:37am on Sun 21st May 2017.

TODAY!! Exciting.

Am contemplating if I am sad enough to get the very first train from Cambridge north to Cambridge.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:38am on Sun 21st May 2017.

tickets

BOSH!!

Published by Silent Rob at 9:29am on Sun 21st May 2017.

Oh, you can indeed access the station via the CGB from Nuffield Road and Milton Road.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:33am on Sun 21st May 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjEODwJVKSc

Filmed from the first train and beyond.

Loved the chilled ambiance of the new station. surprised to see there were no shops or a coffe place.

Loved it!

Published by Priority 23 at 11:53am on Sun 21st May 2017.

I call PHOTOSHOP and disqualify your entry, on the grounds that you beat me to it.

Published by Wrongfellow at 12:16pm on Sun 21st May 2017.

200 WANPoints are mine! :p

Published by Silent Rob at 4:45pm on Sun 21st May 2017.

It's all chaos here at Ely, blamed on unspecified "points and signalling problems". Hmm...

Published by Wrongfellow at 1:52pm on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Well, my first impression is that it looks very bleak and industrial. I'm sure the outside will improve as plants grow and weathering takes effect, though.

It smells very distinctive! I knew about "new car smell" but not "new station smell".

You can get out at the Fen Road end, too. Walking time to the Haymakers is about 15-20 minutes.

There are loads of signs for pedestrians and cyclists. I'll post some pictures later.

Interesting to see what appear to be solar panels in the roof of the bike park. I wonder if they'll publish any figures for how much power they produce.

Published by Wrongfellow at 2:39pm on Mon 22nd May 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 2:42pm on Mon 22nd May 2017.

Brilliant, thanks chaps, although I'm still not entirely clear as to what road it's on off Milton Road. Cowley?

Published by B-bam at 12:41am on Wed 24th May 2017.

I didn't make it up there. Didn't see much point with you eager beavers :)

Published by B-bam at 12:42am on Wed 24th May 2017.

I'm not sure either, but if you drive down from the A14 past the science park then there are clear signs and a new lane directing you to the station. I think it is Cowley Road though.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:22am on Wed 24th May 2017.

Wow. Went up there yesterday and was very impressed, much to the amusement of Mrs B-Bam who ripped the piss out of me for being such nerd and getting excited about a station. It was as much of a surprise to myself.

Published by B-bam at 12:27pm on Mon 29th May 2017.

i've been to the station twice by bike now, and generally approve, but yesterday we decided to drive and park there to save lugging the baby's stuff all the way there. First of all there was only a small temporary sign telling me which direction to drive in on Milton Road (which I missed) so I had to go all the way round Milton Road roundabout and then back down. Then I reached the car park to find that it was impossible to pay for parking without a phone! No ticket machines, it's online only. I don't always have my phone with me because I like the break of not being online for days out. I thought "bollocks to this" and drove all the way to where I was going without getting the train at all.

Cambridge North: sustainably fail. I'm sure that there are lots of old people who still don't have phones. This seems a stupid idea to me.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:57am on Tue 30th May 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 5:58am on Tue 30th May 2017.

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Noticed on Saturday that there's a cycle track parallel to Cowley Road, as well as the new bit of the busway.
Must say though, when the fantastic track for bikes merges with Moss Bank, not only do the signs stop, but there's traffic and parked cars. It's a bit dangerous.
Cycle ways in red:

Published by Priority 23 at 8:14am on Tue 30th May 2017.

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bosh!

Published by Priority 23 at 12:32pm on Tue 30th May 2017.

I am planning a trip to Ely using the new station and would like to take my bike on the train. Can one do such a thing?!

Published by Vindaloon at 5:32pm on Thu 1st June 2017.

Usually. Most of the time you'll be fine. Some of them are "folding bikes only" in the morning rush hour, and I once got turned away with a bike at Cambridge because a previous train had been cancelled and the one I wanted to catch was ridiculously full.

Published by Wrongfellow at 5:43pm on Thu 1st June 2017.

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Published by Vindaloon at 6:04pm on Thu 1st June 2017.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 6:05pm on Thu 1st June 2017.

Cheers. I am eyeing up the 19:26 so hopefully won't be busy.

Published by Vindaloon at 6:07pm on Thu 1st June 2017.

I was chatting to the staff at the station last November and they said that there might be better connections from Cambridge North to Kings Cross in the mornings starting from May 2018. Can anyone tell me where I can find the proposed timeteable changes. thanks a lot!

Published by maaar at 12:00pm on Tue 2nd January 2018.

From next May new trains will link the city to the Thameslink scheme, which is currently running between north and south London.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:25am on Fri 5th January 2018.

Can anyone tell me where I can find the proposed timeteable changes

http://www.opentraintimes.com/ will let you search the train timetable as far into the future as you like.

May is far enough away that it's all still subject to change, though. I believe they try to plan the timetable 12 weeks in advance; any information about dates more than 12 weeks into the future, from any source, is only advisory.

Published by Wrongfellow at 8:32pm on Sun 7th January 2018.

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