Cambridge North railway station

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Cambridge North railway station is a railway station located in the Cambridge suburb of Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park.wikipedia
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Cambridge North railway station is a railway station located in the Cambridge suburb of Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park.
The park is served by Cambridge North railway station and by the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway.

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Cambridge North railway station is a railway station located in the Cambridge suburb of Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park.
A second railway station, Cambridge North, opened on 21 May 2017, having originally planned to open in March 2015.

Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

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It connects to the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, and provides an interchange with Park & Ride and local bus services.
Route A previously didn't operate on Sundays however when Cambridge North railway station opened (21 May 2017), Route A ran on Sundays between Drummer Street and St Ives Park & Ride via Cambridge North.

Chesterton, Cambridge

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Cambridge North railway station is a railway station located in the Cambridge suburb of Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park.
A new Cambridge North railway station, built on the edge of East Chesterton, became operational in May 2017, something that had been campaigned for by numerous local politicians for decades.

Liverpool Street station

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It has three platforms: platform 1 on the eastern side of the station serves southbound fast services to Cambridge and London King's Cross; platform 2 serves northbound services to Ely, King’s Lynn and Norwich; platform 3 is a south-facing bay serving semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street via Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford, and stopping services to London King's Cross via Cambridge and Stevenage.

Norwich railway station

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It has three platforms: platform 1 on the eastern side of the station serves southbound fast services to Cambridge and London King's Cross; platform 2 serves northbound services to Ely, King’s Lynn and Norwich; platform 3 is a south-facing bay serving semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street via Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford, and stopping services to London King's Cross via Cambridge and Stevenage.

Chesterton railway station

The station would be located on or very near the site of Chesterton railway station which closed in 1850.
In 2015, planning permission was granted for the redevelopment of part of Chesterton Sidings for the construction of Cambridge North railway station, which opened on the 21 May 2017.

Cambridge and St Ives branch line

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The business case put forward four options for the facility of which its preferred one was a three-platform station comprising a bay platform on the alignment of the former St Ives line and an island platform on the main line.
The remaining section between the former level crossing over Milton Road and the Fen line was converted to an extension to the Guided Busway in 2015 to join it to the planned Cambridge North railway station.

Rule 30

The cladding of the building features a pierced design derived from Rule 30, a cellular automaton introduced by Stephen Wolfram in 1983.
The Cambridge North railway station is decorated with architectural panels displaying the evolution of Rule 30 (or equivalently under black-white reversal, Rule 135).

Train station

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Cambridge North railway station is a railway station located in the Cambridge suburb of Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park.

Fen line

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The station is on the Fen Line, which runs from Cambridge to King's Lynn.

Cambridge railway station

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The station is on the Fen Line, which runs from Cambridge to King's Lynn.

London King's Cross railway station

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It has three platforms: platform 1 on the eastern side of the station serves southbound fast services to Cambridge and London King's Cross; platform 2 serves northbound services to Ely, King’s Lynn and Norwich; platform 3 is a south-facing bay serving semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street via Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford, and stopping services to London King's Cross via Cambridge and Stevenage. A few King’s Lynn to and from London King’s Cross trains pass through without stopping.

Ely railway station

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It has three platforms: platform 1 on the eastern side of the station serves southbound fast services to Cambridge and London King's Cross; platform 2 serves northbound services to Ely, King’s Lynn and Norwich; platform 3 is a south-facing bay serving semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street via Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford, and stopping services to London King's Cross via Cambridge and Stevenage.

King's Lynn railway station

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It has three platforms: platform 1 on the eastern side of the station serves southbound fast services to Cambridge and London King's Cross; platform 2 serves northbound services to Ely, King’s Lynn and Norwich; platform 3 is a south-facing bay serving semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street via Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford, and stopping services to London King's Cross via Cambridge and Stevenage. The station is on the Fen Line, which runs from Cambridge to King's Lynn.

Bishop's Stortford railway station

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It has three platforms: platform 1 on the eastern side of the station serves southbound fast services to Cambridge and London King's Cross; platform 2 serves northbound services to Ely, King’s Lynn and Norwich; platform 3 is a south-facing bay serving semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street via Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford, and stopping services to London King's Cross via Cambridge and Stevenage.

Stevenage railway station

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It has three platforms: platform 1 on the eastern side of the station serves southbound fast services to Cambridge and London King's Cross; platform 2 serves northbound services to Ely, King’s Lynn and Norwich; platform 3 is a south-facing bay serving semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street via Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford, and stopping services to London King's Cross via Cambridge and Stevenage.

King's Lynn

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A few King’s Lynn to and from London King’s Cross trains pass through without stopping.

Birmingham New Street railway station

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All Cross Country services to and from Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport also pass through without stopping.

Network Rail

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A major scheme business case and GRIP 2 study were presented to the Department for Transport in 2007. The business case identified a site on the West Anglia Main Line, approximately 3 mi to the north of Cambridge station, which is owned by Network Rail and partly leased to English, Welsh and Scottish Railway as stabling sidings.

Department for Transport

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A major scheme business case and GRIP 2 study were presented to the Department for Transport in 2007.

West Anglia Main Line

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The business case identified a site on the West Anglia Main Line, approximately 3 mi to the north of Cambridge station, which is owned by Network Rail and partly leased to English, Welsh and Scottish Railway as stabling sidings.

DB Cargo UK

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The business case identified a site on the West Anglia Main Line, approximately 3 mi to the north of Cambridge station, which is owned by Network Rail and partly leased to English, Welsh and Scottish Railway as stabling sidings.

Island platform

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The business case put forward four options for the facility of which its preferred one was a three-platform station comprising a bay platform on the alignment of the former St Ives line and an island platform on the main line.

Benefit–cost ratio

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This option was costed at £15 million and showed a benefit-cost ratio of 3.09.