Further accolade for Cambridge rail station redevelopment
Cambridge rail station’s £4 million redevelopment has been shortlisted for another award - for ‘Stations and Integrated Transport Excellence’ at the Rail Business Awards.
The latest nomination comes after train operator, Greater Anglia, carried out a £4 million transformation in partnership with Network Rail, Brookgate, Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, as part of the CB1 development project.
To improve transport connections a better layout was created at the front of the station for buses, taxis, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and a state of the art 3,000 space cycle parking facility, the biggest in the UK, was also opened.
The redevelopment of the station included a complete refurbishment of the ticket hall, an extended gateline an open plan ticket office with more counters, more ticket vending machines and improvements to the customer information screens.
In addition, the waiting rooms have been redecorated and new toilet facilities built, including a new disabled access toilet with baby change facility.
Mike Barry, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager for Cambridge said, “It’s great to see the transformation of Cambridge station, with its major benefits for passengers, so widely recognised.
“The redevelopment is definitely helping to make our customers’ lives a little easier in terms of accessibility, the ease of buying tickets, information provision, better waiting facilities and improved integrated transport arrangements, such as the impressive Cycle Point.”
The latest award nomination comes after Cambridge was crowned ‘Station of the Year’ at the National Transport Awards and ‘Large Station of the Year’ at the National Rail Awards.
Cambridge station is one of the busiest stations on Greater Anglia’s West Anglia network and is used by over 4.4 million passengers annually.