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A blue double decker bus at the Trumpington Park & Ride
UPDATE

After the June Executive Board decision to progress to planning for the CSWTH site, archaeological trenching is required in order to prepare the information that will be formally required as part of that process. The extent of the works have been agreed by the County Archeology team. Other surveys such as bird, bat and reptile surveys are also being undertaken in preparation of the suite of documents needed for a planning application of this type and scale. Highways England will also be removing some trees on the M11 gyratory and this work is not being undertaken by GCP.  Landscape, Travel Hub site and Travel Hub access proposal drawings can all be found in the documents section at the bottom of this page.

OVERVIEW

Junction 11 of the M11 is a key entry point into Cambridge. With significant growth in housing and employment in the area, upgrading the existing transport infrastructure in this area is vital to reduce congestion and improve access into the city.

Congestion impacts on current bus journey times making journeys unreliable, unattractive and longer than necessary, as well as affecting the convenience and comfort of cycling trips on the corridor.

By expanding the existing Travel Hub in Trumpington and creating more Travel Hub provision (either by creating multi-storey parking at the Trumpington site or a new Travel Hub to the west of Junction 11), car drivers can be encouraged to complete their journeys by bus. More Travel Hub use would help the flow of traffic and make employment sites such as the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, West and North Cambridge easier to reach.

A consultation on increasing Travel Hub spaces to the south west of Cambridge ran until 21 December 2018. Thank you to those who attended our events and responded to the consultation. We will now collate the responses and publish a report in the Spring of 2019.

The Cambridge South West Travel Hub Project is a component of the West of Cambridge package, which includes review and development options for Travel Hub facilities, creation of new Travel Hub locations, and enhancement or upgrade of existing facilities.

W H Y  I T  I S  S O  I M P O R T A N T

Providing sustainable alternatives to driving into the city

OBJECTIVES & BENEFITS

Objectives of this scheme include:

  • To maintain or reduce general traffic levels and congestion
  • To enhance the environment, streetscape and air quality
  • To provide safer and more convenient routes for cycling
  • To at least maintain existing levels of pedestrian connectivity.

 

Benefits of this scheme include:

  • A faster and more reliable way to travel into Cambridge city centre
  • Supports the delivery of new homes across South Cambridgeshire
  • Supports access to key employment locations and job creation
  • Improves local public transport infrastructure.
A contemporary style new build house in Trumpington Meadows, with a young tree in the foreground
A row of cars parked in the Trumpington park and Ride facility

BACKGROUND

The M11 Junction 11 is a vital access point into Cambridge from the south. Currently, Travel Hub provision is located on the city-side of this junction, the Trumpington Travel Hub site. 

There is significant housing and employment growth around the M11 area including the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Trumpington Meadows and West Cambridge. There are currently 16 peak time P&R buses per hour from Trumpington to the City Centre, with predictions showing the site will soon reach capacity. Intensification of the Trumpington site to provide extra spaces is being considered. 

An new Travel Hub site at Junction 11 in addition to the existing site would enable journeys to be faster and more reliable. Reducing the increasing number of cars travelling into Cambridge and adding to the extensive and high-quality public transport network currently being developed across the area.

At the Executive Board meeting on 27 June  2019 the GCP Executive Board agreed it was important not just to mitigate the potential impacts of the scheme, but to ensure that local residents benefitted from it in terms of enjoying access to the travel hub and the facilities it would provide. 

LINKS WITH THE WIDER TRANSPORT STRATEGY

Cambridge South West Travel Hub is part of the West of Cambridge Package. A collective of schemes designed to improve traffic and congestion to the west of the city.

This programme will also work towards Cambridgeshire’s Long Term Transport Strategy:

Access to areas of employment and key services will be maximised, particularly by sustainable modes of travel, to:

  • Provide a transport network that is efficient and effective
  • Provide good accessibility to services and for businesses
  • Provide a high quality public transport and cycle network to routes near major employment, education and service centres
GET INVOLVED

Residents, businesses and commuters are welcome to attend the Cambridge South West Local Engagement Group.

Frequently asked questions

Due to the significant growth in employment and housing in the area, congestion is making journey times in this area unreliable, unattractive and longer than necessary. Upgrading the existing Park & Ride provision at M11 Junction 11 has therefore been identified as a priority to address these issues.

The Western Orbital project and Local Liaison Forum is currently on hold pending decisions by Highways England on their Roads Investment Strategy. This decision is due in 2019. Currently, a Park & Ride site at M11 Junction 11 is under consideration alongside changes to expand capacity at Trumpington Park & Ride.

A new Park & Ride is considered being built west of Junction 11. This would tie in with improvements also being made to the existing Trumpington Park & Ride site.

Following feedback from members of the public and the GCP Executive Board analysis is currently underway to develop further options for this scheme. After this development has taken place the project will be brought back to a future meeting to the Joint Assembly and Executive Board, in the form of an Outline Business Case.

Documents

Workshop EG Nov 121119 (1)

  • pptx
  • 45.39 MB

Published on 15 Nov 2019

Cambridge South West Travel Hub Scheme Background

  • pdf
  • 56.73 KB

Published on 19 Sep 2019

Landscape Proposals

  • pdf
  • 669.93 KB

Published on 19 Sep 2019

Travel Hub Access Proposals

  • pdf
  • 1.12 MB

Published on 19 Sep 2019

Proposed Travel Hub Site

  • pdf
  • 881.46 KB

Published on 19 Sep 2019

Workshop Sept 2019

  • pdf
  • 2.28 MB

Published on 16 Sep 2019

Presentation to Local Engagement Group June 2019

  • pptx
  • 19.90 MB

Published on 13 Jun 2019

Air Quality

  • pdf
  • 7.24 MB

Published on 06 Dec 2018

A fact sheet on air quality, with maps of NO2 and Particulates levels at locations across South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City

Cambridge South West Park & Ride FAQs

  • pdf
  • 543.53 KB

Published on 05 Dec 2018

Cambridge South West Park & Ride modelling notes

  • pdf
  • 610.85 KB

Published on 26 Nov 2018

2018-09-17 Engagement Group Presentation

  • pptx
  • 13.68 MB

Published on 18 Sep 2018

West Of Cambridge M11 J11 Capacity Consultation Group presentation

2018-02-13 Engagement Group Presentation

  • pptx
  • 23.64 MB

Published on 14 Feb 2018

2018-02-13 Mott MacDonald M11 J11 P&R Presentation

  • pptx
  • 13.11 MB

Published on 14 Feb 2018

M11 Junction 11 Initial Briefing Notes revised 13.12.17

  • docx
  • 18.73 KB

Published on 14 Feb 2018

2019-07-22 - HRLLF Agenda

  • pdf
  • 96.75 KB

Published on 18 Jul 2019

A10 Cambridge bound approach to the M11 Gyratory

  • pdf
  • 550.17 KB

Published on 04 Oct 2019

CSWTH traffic route location plan

  • pdf
  • 1.48 MB

Published on 04 Oct 2019

M11 Southbound offslip road access into Trumpington P&R

  • pdf
  • 598.61 KB

Published on 04 Oct 2019