Cambridge Science Park Station
- Cambridge Science Park Station and transport links
- Foot and cycle bridge between Abbey and Chesterton
- Cambridge Station Busway lighting
Cambridge Science Park Station and transport links
Cambridge Science Park Station is a new railway station which will be built in the north of Cambridge, close to the Science Park, St John's Innovation Centre and Cambridge Business Park.
Planning permission has been granted to build the railway station, a direct bus link from the Busway to the station and foot and cycleways to nearby roads.
Start of works for the Busway link to the new station
Construction of the Busway link to the railway station started in July 2014.
Most of the work will take place away from public roads. However, the existing junction with the Busway on Milton Road needs to be altered to enable buses to cross straight over Milton Road.
From the end of July road works will take place during the day. Milton Road will always be open for two-way traffic during the road works. Cones and barriers will be used to create a safe working area and road traffic may be diverted onto the bus lanes.
Access to the construction site will be via Cowley Road and the future station area.
The cycleway underpass
During construction the cycleway underpass alongside Milton Road will be closed for safety reasons, between Cambridge Business Park and Dencora Business Centre. Cyclists will still be able use the cycleway on the other side of Milton Road. Traffic lights for crossing Milton Road are near the junctions with Lovell Road and Cowley Road/Science Park. A map for the cycle and pedestrian diversion route is below.
The timescales given below are indicative and may be subject to change:
- Preparation works: July 2014
- Road works on Milton Road: July 2014 to March 2015
- Closure of cycleway underpass: July 2014 to February 2015
- Construction complete: March 2015
The maps below show the location of the new busway and station area.
Cowley Road cycle and pedestrian access plans
- Cowley Road pedestrian and cycleway access 1 of 2 (pdf, 481.31kb)
- Cowley Road pedestrian and cycleway access 2 of 2 (pdf, 955.79kb)
Nuffield Road allotment busway access plans
The Department for Transport granted £6 million to be spent on building new and improving the existing transport links to the station by March 2015. The station itself will be funded separately from this.
Network Rail is delivering the new railway station and infrastructure in the station area, including car parks, cycle parking and bus stops.
The County Council is responsible for delivering the new Busway link to the new station which connects to Milton Road and cycleways to nearby roads like Cowley Road and Nuffield road. Balfour Beatty is the contractor building the Busway.
The planning permission also includes:
- a new station building, platforms, and other rail infrastructure to be used by around 3,000 passengers a day
- public space, pedestrian and cycle access routes
- cycle parking for 1000 cycles
- a taxi drop-off and pick-up area
- a 450 space car park with disabled and short stay parking
Local Liaison Forum
A Local Liaison Forum has been established which will meet regularly during the construction of the station. The forum recently discussed busway lighting and will meet again to discuss various other issues including landscaping around the Station site.
The main purpose of the Local Liaison Forum is to facilitate communication and understanding between interested parties. It provides an informal forum for representatives of interest groups to:
- give an update on progress
- discuss any matters arising, and
- get questions answered
The LLF is a public meeting and is held at the Shirley Centre, Nuffield Road, CB4 1TF. Meetings are from 7-8pm.
Current planned future meeting dates are shown below – please note these may change:
- 5 January 2015
- 9 February 2015
- 9 March 2015
- 13 April 2015
- 11 May 2015
- 15 June 2015
- 13 July 2015
The meeting previously organised for the 15 December 2014 has now been cancelled.
- 10 November 2014 (pdf, 200.8kb)
- 13 October 2014 (pdf, 197.4kb)
- 15 September 2014 (pdf, 208kb)
- 11 August 2014 (pdf, 156kB)
- 14 July 2014 (pdf, 184kb)
- 9 June 2014 (pdf, 196kb)
- 9 April 2014 (pdf, 71kb)
Aims of the Local Liaison Forum
- Maintain liaison and rapport between the local community, site contractor, Cambridgeshire County Council and other local councils.
- Develop lines of communication between the local community, site contractor and councils, so that issues and concerns can be addressed directly and efficiently.
- Provide a forum for discussion and, where possible, a resolution of problems.
- Provide a means of communicating progress on the site, through site visits and discussion of regulatory bodies’ monitoring of the site and the operators compliance with the approved scheme of operations as detailed in the planning permissions).
- Provide an opportunity to inform interested parties of any new proposals, or any submissions to amend or vary the approved project.
- Provide a forum to discuss particular aspects of the operation and where appropriate invite participation by specialist bodies