We have been working to look at the possibilities for delivering a new station to serve the community of Soham in East Cambridgeshire.
A new station would help to reconnect the town with the rail network, as well as help improve prospects for economic growth, jobs and investment in the area.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has formally commissioned us to develop options and assess what is required to deliver the railway station and what is needed to make sure the provision of a station delivers value for money for the initial investment.
Watch the animation below to visualise what a new station at Soham could look like.
Soham Public Information event
If you would like to find out more about the proposals for Soham station you can download the information boards that were displayed at the public information event on 26 and 27 February 2019.
Information boards – Soham
Frequently asked questions
We now have added this frequently asked questions section to our page and will have further public events as the project progresses.
Initial data shows that 50 spaces are sufficient for the service frequency. This will be further assessed as the project progresses.
The train operator will monitor use of the bike racks and assess capacity and monitor.
We will be monitoring this further during development and will work with our funder Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to address any residential parking impacts.
The operator will own the car park and will therefore determine whether this will be payable or free of charge (based on their corporate strategy).
In order to implement a new station, we have to open in line with the current service provision and timetable. The industry is constantly reviewing the needs of the public and the balance of freight requirements and adapting as required. The current infrastructure does not allow for a direct train to Cambridge.
The station will be delivered ahead of any doubling scheme which is currently on hold to assess the right strategy for the industry.
A bus turning circle will be provided as part of the project to enable future bus provision. The Council are exploring cycle connections to the station.
The project will be submitting its Rail Crossing Diversion Order in 2020 and consultation will be undertaken as part of the process.
In the first phase there are no lifts as part of the project. Lifts will be implemented in phase 2 and should it fail, user will press a call button and an engineer will come out.
Network Rail are currently not aware of any plans to open this station.
These will be set by the train operator and announced closer to the station opening.
Please visit our contact us page or call our national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.