Chisholm Trail

PROJECT SUMMARY

The Chisholm Trail is an exciting new walking and cycling route, creating a mostly off-road and traffic-free route between Cambridge Station and the new Cambridge North Station. It will link to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus in the south and to the business and science parks in the north.   In all the full trail provides a 26 kilometre route from Trumpington and Addenbrookes  to St Ives.  The central section from Cambridge central train station to Cambridge North train station, which this project deals with, is a 3.5 kilometre route.

The north-to-south, route which closely follows the railway line, provides a quicker and safer route across Cambridge. It would be largely off-road or along quiet streets, avoiding busy junctions and would link up green spaces in Cambridge including: Coldham’s Common, the Leper Chapel Meadows and Barnwell Lake area, with Ditton Meadows (as well as Stourbridge Common beyond).

Contracts were awarded  to Tarmac for construction of both the Greater Cambridge Partnership's Chisholm Trail foot and cycleway (Phase 1) and the Cambridgeshire County Council funded Abbey-Chesterton Bridge last last year.

A start of works ceremony was held on 8 March 2019 on Ditton Meadows. Temporary metal fencing now encloses the areas of work on Ditton Meadows and a site office has been constructed off Ditton Walk. Works to date include the creation of a 350m 'haul road' to the bridge construction area.

Phase One covers the area from Cambridge North Station to Coldhams Lane and links up green spaces in the north of the city creating an off-road route between Stourbridge Common, Ditton Meadows, the Leper Chapel, Barnwell Lakes and Coldhams Common.

A map showing the proposed Chisholm Trail route from Cambridge North rail station, down to Cambridge rail station

BACKGROUND

The map (above right) is a representation of the proposed walking and cycling route including possible access points. The off-road sections are shown in orange and the on-road sections are shown in purple.

The Trail would make it easier for students cycling to Cambridge Regional College, for commuters arriving at the planned Cambridge North Station to walk to workplaces south of the river and for workers to travel between the Science Park, Business Park, Addenbrooke’s and the Biomedical Campus. It also links to leisure facilities like Cambridge Leisure Park and Abbey Pool.

Read more about the Chisholm Trail project background

Chisholm Trail Gallery

Cllr Ian Bates, showing the details of the Chisholm Trail works displayed on boards at the bridge construction location
Cllr Bates - Chisholm Trail Board 1-large

KEEP UPDATED 

Updates on the project are available via subscription to the the Greater Cambridge Partnership's e-news bulletins and emails.

A Local Liaison Forum (LLF) has been set up for this project to provide  dialogue between the project team and members of the local community. The Forum enables local communities to keep up to date and to have their say outside of formal consultation processes. The LLFs are open to the public.

BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT

The scheme will benefit residents, students and commuters by improving access to key locations and easing congestion on these routes

  • Cutting Congestion
  • Quick, direct route linking major employment and railway stations
  • Quiet, mostly motor traffic-free routes
  • Opens up currently private green spaces to the public
  • Makes cycling a more attractive way to get to work
  • Provides major health benefits
Tarmac Jetty Works Letter_19 July 2019
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Published on 11 Nov 2019

Jetty Footway closure diversion map
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Published on 11 Nov 2019

Jetty Footway closure diversion map 2
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Chisholm Trail Agenda 15 May 2018
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Published on 11 Nov 2019

Chisholm_Trail_Consultation_Leaflet_26.10.15
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Published on 11 Nov 2019

Chisholm_Trail_Consultation_Report_01.02.16
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Published on 11 Nov 2019

John_Grimshaw_Brief_01.01.15
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The_Chisholm_Trail_Background_Paper_29.06.15
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Published on 11 Nov 2019

Final Water Vole Survey Report
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Published on 11 Nov 2019

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