Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, says that Cambridge North Train Station is on the right track on the one year anniversary of its opening. Over 300,000 passengers have used the station and the MP, who is a member of the Commons Transport Select Committee, expects demand to continue to increase over the coming years.
Mr Zeichner says: “I am very pleased that over 300,000 passengers have passed through the barriers in the year since it opened. With the weekly averages increasing, at a time when national rail usage is falling, that says to me that the station is on the right track and I expect more and more people will use it, particularly as the area around the station is developed.“
“I regularly use the station to get down to London and I find it quick and easy to navigate. And when I speak to businesses over on the Science Park, they tell me that their staff are using the station. As the Science Park expands in the coming years, I expect we will see the number of people using the station increase significantly.”
Cambridge North Train Station was open on 21st May 2017. It has three platforms with direct services to Norwich, London Liverpool Street, London King’s Cross and is served by Greater Anglia and Great Northern, with more Great Northern services due to call there from next week, enabling direct services to Kings Lynn, too.
Built by Network Rail and designed by Cambridgeshire County Council, the design incorporates Cambridge’s hi-tech heritage, with cladding using the Game of Life pattern by Cambridge mathematician John Conway.
The station has 450 car park spaces -; over 12,000 square metres -; the size of two football pitches -; and 1000 spaces for cycle parking.