Published on: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Last updated: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Rail passengers using Cambridge North will benefit from a new route, extra services and more seats later this year, as Greater Anglia continues its transformation of the railway in East Anglia, linked to the introduction of a complete fleet of new trains.
The start of the December timetable on Sunday 15 December will herald the introduction of a brand-new direct service between Cambridge North and Stansted Airport.
Seven services will operate in each direction Mondays to Fridays, 15 on Saturdays and 13 on Sundays.
There will also be more trains to London serving the station with services between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge extended to Cambridge North seven days a week.
The station is continuing to see strong passenger growth since it opened in May 2017.
The latest figures from the Office of Rail and Road show that during 2017/18 over 240,000 people used the station, recording over 480,000 entries and exits.
Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Service Director said: “More services and thousands of extra seats will provide a boost to people who live and work in Cambridge, as well as supporting the regional economy.
“These improvements are helping us to transform the railway for the people of East Anglia as we continue the introduction of our brand-new fleet of trains into passenger service.”
The introduction of new trains across the Greater Anglia network, in a £1.4 billion investment programme, is now underway, with new longer state-of-the-art trains in passenger service between Cambridge and Norwich. From now until the end of 2020, new trains are due to replace the existing fleet on every route - providing more seats, more comfort, air conditioning, plug sockets, USB points and better accessibility. They will also be more reliable.
Some other services in the new timetable have been retimed. Passengers are advised to check at greateranglia.co.uk