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Proposals for the new railway station at Soham have been submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council.
Network Rail is looking for permitted development rights to built the new station following an announced in September 2019 for £18.6m funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Putting Soham back on the rail network will provide locals with better connections, and will also support investment in the area.
The new station at Soham will include:
If consent is gained, construction is planned to begin in 2020, with the station being completed in 2022.
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia said ‘I am excited that we are taking this next step to make Soham station a reality in partnership with the Combined Authority. Providing a new station will re-establish that relationship with the Soham community that was lost in the 1960s, and I can’t wait to forge a new future together for the benefit of Soham.’
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayor James Palmer said “Cutting through the endless delay has been a priority for the Combined Authority and it will be until the first passenger boards the first train. We’re here to deliver growth and this station will supercharge the whole local economy, reducing pressure and pollution on the A142, improving connections to Ely, Bury St Edmunds and beyond, giving residents wider access to jobs as well as opening Soham for business and tourism, and attracting further investment. We’re funding this project, and I will keep pushing for the earliest possible delivery.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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