Network Rail is launching a public consultation next week on proposals for a new railway station and associated infrastructure in the south of Cambridge.

The new station is proposed to be built in the vicinity of the growing Cambridge Biomedical Campus to improve connectivity in the Cambridgeshire region and improve accessibility for patients and visitors to Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth hospitals. The new station would also provide better connections to proposed new housing development across the southern fringe of the city.

The public will be invited to attend consultation events to comment on the proposals being put forward which includes three possible location options and early designs for the station and possible access.

The public consultation will begin on 20 January with consultation events planned to take place at various local venues on the following dates:

Monday 20 January


The University Centre (Hicks Room)

Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

Tuesday 21 January


Long Road Sixth Form College

Long Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PX

Wednesday 22 January


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0AY

Thursday 23 January


Netherhall School

Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN

Friday 24 January


Trumpington Pavilion

King George V Playing Field, Paget Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JF

Saturday 25 January


Shelford Rugby Club

The Davey Field, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5JU

Tuesday 28 January


Little Shelford Memorial Hall

The Long House, 11 Church Street, Little Shelford, CB22 5HG

Wednesday 29 January


Grantchester Village Hall

Vicarage Drive, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NG

Thursday 30 January


Stapleford Jubilee Pavilion

Stapleford Recreation Ground, Off Haverhill Road, Stapleford, CB22 5BX

The public consultation will last for approximately six weeks during which the public will be able to attend the events and/or submit their comments to Network Rail via an online survey or post. The consultation will close on 2 March.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said:

“This is a significant milestone in the development of this project to deliver a brand-new station for Cambridge.

We’re really interested to listen to the views of the community at this early stage to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have their say before any significant decisions are taken.”

Councillor Aidan Van de Weyer, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, said:

“Our role is to deliver transformative public transport to make it quicker and easier for people to get to jobs, education and opportunity to maximise the economic boom happening in Greater Cambridge.

“We fully support Cambridge South which would unlock the full potential of the Greater Cambridge economy and enable the thousands of people who travel to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus quick and sustainable public transport – helping to cut congestion on our roads and improve air quality.”

A second round of public consultation is expected to take place later in the year on a preferred option prior to submission of a Transport and Works Act Order to the Secretary of State for Transport anticipated in 2021.

Subject to gaining the necessary funding and consent, work could start on the station in 2023 with a funder target of station opening in 2025. 

For more information on the proposals, or to fill in the online survey (available from 20 January ), please visit: or email: