Towns and villages around Cambridge are growing. We want to make it easier for people to get into the city on public transport, on foot or by cycling. The GCP’s Cambourne to Cambridge Better Public Transport (C2C) project is one of four proposed routes into the city from the wider area.
Each of these routes is intended to be served by modern, electric public transport vehicles that can be adapted as technology changes. The aim is to reduce air pollution and noise along the route.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership has recommended a preferred route from Cambourne to Cambridge. The route also includes a travel hub to encourage people to get out of their cars and use public transport, walk or cycle into the city.
We will continue to work closely with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) to make sure that the route complies with proposals for the Cambridge Autonomous Metro (CAM).
Along with our three other routes to connect Cambridge and the surrounding area, the C2C project is part of a network of regional routes designed to form Phase 1 of the planned CAM scheme.
The recommended C2C route starts by running on existing roads through Cambourne. We are working closely with East West Rail to make sure that the route ties in with the planned Bedford to Cambridge rail link and the location for Cambourne station.
After leaving Cambourne the route continues off-road on a purpose-built track away from general traffic. It will pass through Bourn Airfield and run south along the A428/A1303 via a new Travel Hub site at Scotland Farm.
From here the route continues off-road from Madingley Mulch roundabout and passes to the north of Coton village. It then goes via the West Cambridge site and the Rifle Range up to the closest possible point within central Cambridge. Public transport services would then continue on-road to the city centre and to employment sites such as Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridge Science Park.
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Our project team continues to welcome views and contributions from stakeholders throughout development of plans for the route.