The Greater Cambridge Partnership is currently assessing the potential for a Travel Hub in close proximity to Foxton railway station to offer more sustainable alternatives to the car and to encourage more people to use public transport.
A consultation on possibilities for this Travel Hub finished on 21 October 2019. The results of this consultation will be available to view on this page later this year.
Reduce congestion and improve journey times to help facilitate local growth.
Residents, businesses and commuters will be able to feedback on our proposals from early September 2019.
If approved the project would be considered for funding from Central Government.
OBJECTIVES AND BENEFITS
A Travel Hub at Foxton station would increase the number of people who can access the rail network into Cambridge. The Travel Hub would provide a up to 750 car parking spaces with easy access to the station allowing people to use public transport to complete their journey into Cambridge rather than drive all the way – reducing congestion and pollution on the route into Cambridge.
Foxton is served by local trains between London Kings Cross and Cambridge North. The journey to Cambridge takes 10 minutes to Cambridge Central station and approximately 15 minutes Cambridge North– which serves Cambridge Business and Science Parks is reached in 17 minutes. Trains could also serve a future Cambridge South station which would provide easy access to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus
The significant growth of jobs and housing in the Cambridge City Region means that demand for improved transport is increasing, and a number of Travel Hubs providing public transport connections into employment centres will play an important part in meeting that demand, adding to the existing Park & Ride network.
In late 2018 we consulted on a proposed Cambridge South West Travel Hub site close to Junction 11 of the M11. This proposal is intended to be a larger site providing bus connections to the city centre, and will be accessed mainly by traffic from the M11 as well as the A10. We hope to take the proposal through the formal planning process later this year.
A Foxton Travel Hub is expected to be used mainly by people from the A10 corridor between Cambridge and Royston, and will provide a rail connection to Cambridge and Cambridge North stations, which serve large employment areas, and potential future connections to the proposed Cambridge South station, which would serve the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.