Cambridge rail station traffic heading north!
Passenger numbers at one of the UK’s newest railway stations – Cambridge North – continued to grow last year, with almost half a million passenger journeys in 2018.
More than 488,000 entries and exits were recorded at the station from January to December 2018, meaning almost 5,000 people passed through every week.
Train operator Greater Anglia says that passenger numbers have continued to grow above expectations since the station opened in May 2017, demonstrating its importance as a vital point of access to neighbouring business parks which were previously only accessed by road.
It is anticipated that the station, developed and promoted by Cambridgeshire County Council and built by Network Rail, will encourage new businesses to the area in the future as well as aid the expansion of Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge Science Park and St John’s Innovation Centre.
Greater Anglia’s managing director, Jamie Burles, said: “We’re delighted that Cambridge North is proving popular beyond our initial expectations and that it is benefiting residents and local businesses alike, opening up new journey opportunities in the north east of Cambridge.”
The station has 450 car parking spaces and 1,000 cycle spaces.