Cambridge railway station is the best station in the UK

October 14, 2017, 12:26 PM
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A year after it reopened following a £4 million facelift Cambridge Station is still picking up national awards.

Last year the station’s new ‘public plaza’ opened after two-and-a-half years, with a new-look ticket hall coming a short while later.

The new-look ticket hall is now twice the size as before, and now includes an open-plan counter service, more ticket windows and improvements to the customer information screens.

The CB1 square now includes a new Sainsbury’s supermarket, several coffee shops, the Station Tavern pub and a new Ibis hotel. A second hotel, the Tamburlaine, has since opened on nearby Station Road.

Changes to the station entrance also include new access routes for buses, taxis and cyclists, while inside new accessible toilet and baby changing facilities have been built.

Last year Cambridge also scooped the top spot in the national contest, following the opening of the CyclePoint bike park, which provides covered storage for over 2,800 bicycles.

The transformation was carried out by train operator Greater Anglia, in partnership with Network Rail, developers Brookgate, Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.The award from the National Transport Awards comes a month after Cambridge beat fierce competition from Birmingham International, Derby and Ipswich stations to win Large Station of the Year at the National Rail Awards

Paul Stannard, Greater Anglia’s area customer service manager for Cambridge said: “I’m delighted that Cambridge has been named Station of the Year.

The work that has been done here has transformed the station and its surroundings, and has helped to ease congestion, making our customers’ lives a little easier when they travel with us.”

Cambridge is one of the busiest stations on Greater Anglia’s West Anglia network, accommodating some 4.4 million passengers annually.

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