Secretary of State Chris Grayling has said that a new station in Cambridgeshire can help create the ‘UK’s own Silicon Valley’.
Officially opening the station on August 7, the member of parliament said that by making journeys quicker and easier across the region, Cambridge North station will help make Cambridgeshire a renowned centre for science and innovation.
The railway station initially opened on May 21, 2017, serving the science and business parks and communities to the north of Cambridge.
The three-platform station has 450 parking space and 1,000 cycle spaces. Solar panels situated on the cycle shelter provide up to 10 per cent of the station’s power.
Chris Grayling said, ‘The opening of Cambridge North marks the start of our plans to transform journeys for passengers in Cambridgeshire and maximise growth for the wider region.
‘We are committed to making journeys across this region quicker and easier, as soon as possible. The new station is already contributing to that.
‘East West Rail is at the heart of that transformation and can be a critical part of our plans to make this region the UK’s own Silicon Valley, a world renowned centre for science and innovation.’