Published on: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Last updated: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Above: The new AMT Coffee shop with area manager, Alex Furness, and Barrista, Sophie Fiori. Credit: Greater Anglia.
A new coffee shop has opened on platforms 7 and 8 at Cambridge rail station.
Rail passengers using the island platforms can now enjoy a range of drinks and snacks from the AMT Coffee kiosk while they wait for trains.
The opening of the shop follows work by Greater Anglia last year to construct a new waiting shelter to improve passenger comfort.
The new waiting room, which is next door to the AMT kiosk, benefits from energy efficient heating and air-conditioning, new seating, automatic doors to provide easy access for disabled people and people with pushchairs and luggage, a train departure summary screen and charging points for laptops and mobile phones.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said, “I’m delighted to see the new coffee shop up and running. This will be a great benefit to passengers on platforms 7 and 8 as they wait for trains.
“We are committed to investing in upgrades that provide excellent facilities and service to our customers, improve their journeys and maintain rail as an attractive travel option.”
Platforms 7 and 8 and the new connecting footbridge and lifts were built in 2011 to accommodate longer trains between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street.
The addition of these platforms meant that trains could arrive and depart in either direction, freeing up vital capacity on the existing platforms and ensuring that Cambridge could accommodate additional rail services in the future.
Today, platform 7 is for Greater Northern trains to London Kings’ Cross and platform 8 serves Greater Anglia trains to London Liverpool Street and Cross Country trains to Stansted Airport.