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Public consultation on Cambridge South station opens 19 October

Network Rail is to hold a public consultation on its plans for Cambridge South station. This will open on 19 October seek comment on the next stage of development for the new station.

Building a new station at Cambridge South 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.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “I am really pleased to see the good progress we are making to realise a new station for Cambridge. This second round of public consultation will build upon the comments we received in February, test our proposals and make sure we take forward the best station option for future passengers and the community.”

James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, said:  “I’m proud that persistent lobbying by the Combined Authority has brought this new Cambridge station within reach – and now, the people it will serve get their say on how it evolves. 

“Cambridge South will be a keystone of Cambridgeshire’s future – improving connectivity across our whole county, increasing everyone’s opportunity for sustainable travel, paving the way for good growth, linking people to the kind of jobs they want, and getting them there in a cleaner, greener way.”

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

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Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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