Cambridge’s newest rail station is already helping to speed up journeys for commuters into and out of the city less than two months after opening.
Cambridge North Station was officially opened by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (7 August).
On his visit to the city today he also met with key stakeholders on the innovative East West Rail (EWR) project.
The station is set to serve up to 3,000 commuters a day. It is helping to cut traffic congestion into the city centre and is making journeys to the Cambridge Science Park quicker and easier.
It's hoped that the East West rail project will link Cambridge and Oxford directly by rail for the first time in 50 years
As well as helping to develop the region into the UK’s own Silicon Valley it could boost other initiatives including housing, science, technology and innovation.
The aim is also to provide a new direct rail link between East Anglia, the South Midlands and the South West, helping to grow the UK’s economy. Upon completion, it will mean journeys between some of the country’s most economically vibrant towns and cities will be quicker and easier.