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CAMBRIDGE SOUTH EAST TRANSPORT PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This page provides further background information on the South East Cambridge Transport project. A more general overview and updates can be found on the main project page.

The scheme details

Phase 1

Phase 1 looks at road safety, walking cycling and bus priority measures along the A1307 between Haverhill and Cambridge. Some of these elements are low cost and do not require extra land, as they are within the highway, or planning consent. These can be completed quickly.

More details on the phase 1 elements  can be downloaded from the consultation brochure below. Please check on the main project page for the latest progress updates of these phase 1 elements.

A continuous multi-user path for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders is planned from  Cambridge to Linton and will form part of the Linton Greenway. More information on Greenways is available on the Greenways project page.

map and diagram showing the Phase 1 elements of the scheme, as described on the main project page

Phase 1 Elements common to all strategies (click for higher resolution image)

Phase 2

Phase 2 of the scheme includes:

  • a new public transport route from the A11 via Sawston and Shelford to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus
  • and a new Park & Ride site near the A11/A505 junction.
  • Alongside this new public transport route will be a new path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, similar to the ones along the existing guided busways.
  • The new public transport route would most likely form part of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro, which is being proposed by the Combined Authority.
a map and diagram showing the proposed mass transit, cycle, and multi-user user routes as described in the main project page

Other strategies

Two further strategies were consulted on in early 2018. These were

Strategy 2

  • a new dedicated public transport link between the existing Babraham Road Park & Ride and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus
  • an inbound bus lane from Babraham Research Campus to the Babraham Road Park & Ride site
  • a Park & Ride near the A11/A1307 junction 

Strategy 3

  • an inbound bus lane along the A1307 from Babraham Research Campus to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital roundabout
  • a Park & Ride near the A11/A1307 junction

More information and visualisations of all strategies can be found the in the consultation brochure document below.

Early project stages

The Greater Cambridge Partnership initially considered what could be done to improve the levels of congestion, journey times and air quality along the A1307 between Haverhill and Cambridge. 

In 2015, key stakeholders including politicians and employment site representatives identified transport problems and ideas for potential improvements and for links between major employment sites in that area (Granta Park, Babraham Research Campus and Cambridge Biomedical Campus).

As a result, a range of different options were put forward, including re-opening the Haverhill to Cambridge railway line, a bypass for Linton and creating a dual carriageway along the A1307 route. Initial technical work helped to determine and compare the benefits of different ideas and to develop concepts. The benefits and costs of these concepts were considered against their ability to meet the objectives of the Greater Cambridge Partnership programme. The rail and road dualling concepts were found not to be affordable or deliverable within the scope of the Greater Cambridge Partnership. 

Following an initial public consultation which took place in the summer of 2016,  further options development and engagement with local representatives, it was decided that three options would be carried forward which the Executive Board agreed to in November 2017. These three strategies were the focus of public consultation in 2018. 

All three strategies include bus priority, junction improvements, walking and cycling measures and road safety improvements along the A1307 between Haverhill and Cambridge. It is intended to progress these works as quickly as possible. 

A simple timeline, showing progression of the project. 2015: Concept development and assessment of potential improvements and routes. March 2016: Initial concepts. June and August 2016: Public consultation on initial ideas for bus and cycle links for A1307, and Three Campuses to Cambridge. March 2017: GCP Assembly and Board recommended further work with Liaison Forum and stakeholders. April to September 2017: Options development Workshops with local representatives. November 2017: GCP Assembly and Board recommended proposals to go to Public Consultation. January 2018: Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro proposed by GCP and Combined Authority. February and March 2018: Public Consultation on Cambridge South East Transport Study.

Documents 2019

pdf Cambridge South East Transport - Feasibility of Old Railway Alternative Route - Aug 2019

4.38 MB

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Documents 2018

pdf Cambridge South East Transport Study (CSETS) consultation report 2018

4.16 MB

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xlsx Cambridge South East Transport Study (CSETS) survey results 2018 redacted

931.85 KB

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xlsx Cambridge South East Transport Study (CSETS) written responses 2018 REDACTED

141.91 KB

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pdf Cambridge South East Transport Study (CSETS) brochure 2018

7.12 MB

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Documents 2015-2017

pdf Option Report Addendum Nov 2017

3.66 MB

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pdf A1307 Traffic Monitoring Report July 2017

1.97 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Exec Summary 17.02.2017

3.89 MB

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pdf A1307 Executive Board Report 08.03.2017

321.40 KB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report 17.02.2017

7.66 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix A 17.02.2017

1.72 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix B 17.02.2017

1.06 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix C 17.02.2017

8.45 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix D 17.02.2017

5.85 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix E 17.02.2017

3.77 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix F 17.02.2017

9.95 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix G 17.02.2017

1.33 MB

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pdf A1307 Preferred Options Report Appendix H 17.02.2017

101.44 KB

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pdf A1307 Quick guide 17.02.2017

1,010.93 KB

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pdf A1307 Concepts Report 26 01 2016

7.21 MB

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pdf A1307 Environmental Constraints Map 1 26.05.2016

1.79 MB

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pdf A1307 Environmental Constraints Map 1a 29.06.2016

4.43 MB

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pdf A1307 Environmental Constraints Map 2 26.05.2016

1.73 MB

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pdf A1307 Environmental Constraints Map 3 26.05.2016

1.74 MB

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pdf A1307 Presentation 15.06.2016

1.07 MB

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pdf A1307 Road Viability Technical Note 22.01.2016

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pdf A1307 Rail Viability Technical note 27.11.2015

2.13 MB

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