Network Rail is set to launch the second round of consultation for Cambridge South station this month.
Following the announcement in June on the preferred location for the new station, the next round of public consultation will open on 19 October to allow the public to comment on the next stage of development for the new station.
A new station will improve connectivity across Cambridgeshire and provide more sustainable travel options for patients, visitors and employees when travelling to and from the Biomedical Campus. Improving connectivity to the campus and the local area will support growth by improving access to a growing area of high-quality employment.
This consultation round will focus on station facilities and station access arrangements, to make sure that the proposals that have been developed cater for future station users. It will also be an opportunity to see how the current proposals have addressed the feedback received from the first round of consultation earlier this year.
Consultation on these proposals will last for six weeks, closing on 29 November. During this time, the public will be able to view proposals, hold virtual discussions with Network Rail representatives and submit comments which will be considered as part of the continuing design process.
Owing to the current Coronavirus situation and following Government guidance, Network Rail are conducting the second round of public consultation remotely to maintain the safety of the public and their staff.
The consultation materials will be available via an online web-portal for six weeks from 19 October. There will also be opportunities to speak to project representatives via a webchat facility accessed via the project webpage or by calling a dedicated consultation phone line once the consultation opens.
For more information about the proposals and details on how to contact Network Rail during the consultation, for Cambridge South, please view their project webpage: www.networkrail.co.uk/cambridge-south-station/