Plans to bring back a train station to Soham after nearly 50 years have been approved by East Cambridgeshire District Council. The £18.6m project funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority shows how our area is responding to the Prime Minister’s plan for us to build our way out of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Network Rail will now be working through the detailed design process for the Station, with the main construction phase planned for 2021, and an expected completion date of spring 2022. This is an important project for the region which will support economic growth and investment over the coming years.
Plans for the station will include;
- Construction of a single 99 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 lifts for a potential second platform.
- 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.