New station opens and more trains bring better service to Greater Anglia

PUBLISHED: 13:10 23 May 2017

Cambridge North - East Anglia's newest railway station has opened. Pictured from left: Jamie Burles, managing director, Greater Anglia; Keith Jipps, Great Northern infrastructure director; Paul Stannard, area customer service manager, Greater Anglia

Cambridge North - East Anglia's newest railway station has opened. Pictured from left: Jamie Burles, managing director, Greater Anglia; Keith Jipps, Great Northern infrastructure director; Paul Stannard, area customer service manager, Greater Anglia

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More trains are announced as the newest railway station in East Anglia is opened in Cambridge.

Greater Anglia’s Cambridge North station opened on Sunday (21), with train enthusiasts and locals making history together on the first trains into and out of the station.

The striking landmark station serves Cambridge science and business parks and the suburbs and villages north of Cambridge city centre.

The three-platform station serves trains operated by Greater Anglia on the Cambridge to London Liverpool Street and Cambridge to Norwich routes.

Initially four Greater Anglia trains an hour, will serve the station, two in each direction - one service to London, one arrival from London, one Cambridge to Norwich service and one Norwich to Cambridge service.

In 2019, a new direct Greater Anglia Norwich to Stansted Airport service will be introduced, stopping at Cambridge North, when the company brings in all new trains across every route on its network during 2019-20.

Four Great Northern trains per hour serve the station, with two trains per hour to London King’s Cross, of which one is a stopping train starting at Cambridge North and one a fast train per hour on the new Ely to London fast service off peak. This is slightly different in the morning and evening peaks.

Cambridge North has a 1,000-space cycle park and a car park for 450 cars. It is also served by the Cambridge guided bus service and local buses.

Local cycle routes connect with the new station and it is within easy reach of the A14 and A10.

All the latest green technology has been used in building the station, including solar panels which provide up to ten per cent of the station’s power.

Meanwhile Greater Anlia has announced more trains and over 100,000 extra seats in it summer time table.

The extra seats will be available on services including those between Cambridge and London, and also the Stansted Express.

The train operator recently hired 22 additional trains to add extra carriages to some existing services - mostly at peak times including services via Ely.

There will be extra summer sunday services operating on various routes including Ipswich to Peterborough and new stops at the new Cambridge station offering direct services to London, Norwich and Ely with convenient connections other destinations.

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