All the days trains will not run while new Cambridge station is being …
Passengers at Cambridge station will have longer journeys on rail replacement buses across September, October, November and into December. This will allow time for a new Cambridge South station to be built and old signalling equipment to be replaced.
People using Greater Anglia, Great Northern, Thameslink and Cross Country services will have to travel via rail replacement buses during the weekends starting September 16, September 23, October 28, November 4, November 18 and November 25 - alongside Sunday, December 3.
Katie Frost, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “There is never a good time to close a busy railway. But, to keep our construction teams safe, we have to stop trains running so that these important works can take place.”
The re-signalling project aims to improve the reliability of trains, reduce the need for maintenance, and prepare the platform for future digital technologies. The new Cambridge South station is expected to ease congestion and provide access to employment opportunities in the southern part of the county.
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia’s managing director, thanked customers for their patience and commented: “This improvement work is extremely important to help maintain the safe and reliable running of the railway. Passengers are advised to check before they travel and allow more time for their journey.”
Jenny Saunders, customer services director for Thameslink and Great Northern, said: “Network Rail’s major investment in Cambridge will mean more reliable train services and fewer delays in the future, and we thank our passengers for their patience while this vital improvement work continues.”