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Funding Confirmed for Cambridge South Railway Station

An artist's impression of the new Cambridge South railway station.

Rail minister, Huw Merriman, has officially announced the confirmation of funding for the construction of the new Cambridge South railway station on the Biomedical Campus.

With approximately £200 million of government funding designated for the project, the fully accessible station is set to be completed by the year 2025.

The Cambridge South Station will serve as a vital transportation hub, connecting the Biomedical Campus, which is home to renowned medical institutions like Addenbrooke’s, the Rosie and Royal Papworth hospitals - as well as prestigious research institutes and businesses including AstraZeneca and Abcam. The new station will significantly enhance travel links across the region, facilitating efficient access to international gateways such as Stansted Airport and the Eurostar.

Kristin-Anne Rutter, executive director at Cambridge Biomedical Campus, said: 

"We are delighted that the Cambridge Biomedical Campus is to get its own railway station in less than two years’ time. Better public transport links will be critical in fulfilling our vision of a more sustainable Campus.

“Currently, there are around five times as many visits to the site as there are car parking spaces. We have to find ways of making it easier for the thousands of staff, NHS patients and visitors arriving daily to get here without needing to use a car.

“This is a campus dedicated to improving human health, so anything that has the potential to cut air pollution and take pressure off of our local roads is also very welcome.”

Rail minister Huw Merriman added:

“This brand new station will not only benefit local passengers but deliver a major boost to the entire city, improving connectivity to a world-leading academic hub while unlocking local business and growth opportunities across the region.

“This is just another step in our efforts to create a thriving, well-connected, passenger-focussed rail network to support communities for generations to come.”

Projections indicate that Cambridge South will accommodate 1.8 million passengers per year. 


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