Soham Station

Plans for the building of Soham Station are progressing. East Cambridgeshire District Council has received an application from Network Rail for permission to build the new Soham station.

Proposals include:

- Construction of a single 102 metre platform to accommodate four car train services including waiting shelters, lighting, information screens and a public address system,

- Installation of a stepped footbridge across the railway to connect to an existing public right of way, designed for any future installation of lifts for a potential second platform for any scheme.

- Construction of a drop off point and a car park to accommodate 50 vehicles and five spaces for blue badge holders, as well as lighting masts.

- Cycle parking and ticket vending machines on the station forecourt.

In September 2019, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority committed £18.6m to fund the delivery of the new station, a move which will help to improve economic growth and investment - something which will be really important as we seek to get things moving post Coronavirus.

Construction is currently planned to begin later this year, with completion and use for passengers in 2022.