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Cambridge South Infrastructure Enhancements

Disciplines: Project Management, Civils, Mechanical and Engineering, Track, Electrical and Power, Signalling, Environment, Sustainability, Telecoms

In early 2023, the construction of a new train station South of Cambridge is due to start subject to TWAO consent. The new two-storey, four-platform station will help increase connectivity in the Cambridge area and support the development of the growing Cambridge Biomedical Campus, expected to accommodate 27,000 jobs and 4,000 new homes by 2031. Cambridge South Station will connect the Cambridge Biomedical Campus with potential destinations such as Central London, Stanstead Airport, Ely, Birmingham, and Europe.

SRC Infrastructure have provided project management support from early concept stages right the way through to detailed design with continue involved planned. The new station could include a ticket office, ticket vending machines, step free access to platforms (lifts), toilets and baby change, waiting area, retail space. The station also prioritises access for pedestrians and cyclists, with capacity for 1000 cycle spaces at the station.

Due to the constrained location of the station, SRC have been involved in communicating with significant stakeholders throughout the early stages of the project. Besides the above-mentioned facilities, the new station will require modification and enhancement of existing infrastructure in the area, including remodelling of the existing track layout, installing two new track loops and modification of existing signalling equipment.

SRC have also been liaising with the client, Department for Transport, to develop the project requirements while managing our supply chain to deliver the project in-line with the Project Speed principles and the Minimal Viable Product.

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