Soham station was opened five months ahead of schedule by the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson on Monday 13 December 2021, 56 years after the old station closed.
Funded by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, an £18.6million investment has delivered a new railway station for the community, reconnecting Soham to the rail network for the first time in 56 years.
The opening of the new station is the realisation of a long campaign to rebuild the station which was closed and demolished in the mid 1960s. The new station provides residents and local businesses with better connections and will help support more investment as part of the Council’s vision for the wider area.
Greater Anglia’s first passenger train called at Soham station at 06:57 on Monday 13 December making it the first service since 1965 to serve Soham.
The new station at Soham includes:
- a single 99 metre platform to accommodate four car train services including waiting shelters, lighting, information screens and a public address system,
- a stepped footbridge across the railway to connect to an existing public right of way, designed for future installation of lifts if a second platform is constructed.
- a car park to accommodate 50 vehicles and four spaces for blue badge holders, as well as lighting masts and a drop off/pick up area.
- Cycle parking and ticket vending machines on the station forecourt.
Soham Animation and time-lapse videos
The time lapse video above shows the footbridge installation that took place on 25 to 26 September 2021.
Time-lapse video of Soham station construction work between January and December 2021 showing: site preparation, platform installation, renewing ballast under the track, putting the track back in place, preparing the footbridge foundations and installing the footbridge and completed images.
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