McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK have plead that station users to please follow diversions in place for pedestrians and cyclists at the Cambridge North Station (CNS). Measures have been put in place for your own safety and are not greatly obstructive from the original path of travel. As the project progresses, the area will experience a lot of heavy construction traffic therefore pedestrians and cyclists safety is of paramount importance to them.
Crazy Spanner’s service which includes bike repairs will not be available to Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge Business Park and St John’s Innovation Park employees for one to two months due to the van being in a major crash. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media. Clean Air Day is on 20th June 2019. Coordinated by Global Action Plan, Clean Air Day brings together communities, businesses, education and the health sector: to improve public understanding of air pollution, both indoors and outdoors; to build awareness of how air pollution affects our health; to explain some of the easy things we can all do to tackle air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health too.
Travel Plan Plus is organising informative day on sustainable option for staff, electric bike try out, free cycle maintenance sessions, Dr Bike sessions plus much more which will be held at the Mathworks car park, Cambridge Business Park. The main aim of the day is to take cars off the road and get as many employees to think more about walking, cycling and using public transport for their commute. This event is open to employees at the Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge Science Park and St John’s Innovation Park.
The Smart Cambridge programme installed 15 traffic counting sensors on street lighting columns on Mill Road and the neighbouring network of streets in Cambridge earlier this month. The smart sensors will count the number of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles that pass by them and will be in place for at least 18 months to gather data in relation to the temporary two month closure of Mill Road Bridge this summer. The air quality will also be monitored through seven additional sensors set up by Cambridge City Council, with funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Mill Road Bridge will be closed to vehicles for eight weeks from 1st July for crucial work being carried out to improve rail services. A temporary footbridge will be installed so pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross the railway for most of the working time.
Govia Thameslink Railway is adding an additional line between the north and south parts of the train depot at Cambridge Station. The £30 million expansion of the railway depot requires modification of one arch of the bridge to allow an additional rail track to run underneath. The upgrade is part of the £7billion Thameslink Programme and will allow more services from Cambridge to destinations such as Brighton and Gatwick Airport.
Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross Mill Road using a temporary footbridge, other than for a period of around five days when the route will need to be closed for safety reasons. There may also be other ad hoc closures for short periods to align with the sequencing of the work but any closures will be advertised on the information boards on Mill Road Bridge.
The Cambridgeshire Corridor Study was published by Network Rail in early April. The study was funded by the Department for Transport, the County Council, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and the Combined Authority. It looks at the rail capacity needed in the Cambridge area over the next 25 years, and identifies the infrastructure needed to provide the necessary additional services – over and above new capacity schemes that are already in development such as Cambridge South Station, the East West Rail Central Section, and improvements in the Ely area. With planned growth, more track and platforms will be needed at Cambridge Station, and additional track needed north of the station and on the line to Newmarket. A full copy of the report can be found here.
The Integrated Highways Management Centre (IHMC) team, in collaboration with Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) have introduced the first solar-powered e-ink technology displays in Cambridgeshire (think Kindle screen) to show the real time timetable for bus arrivals using the power of the sun (no mains connection required!). So far nine displays have been installed to test the new technology in Cambridge, Huntingdon and Sutton, with 12 more due to be delivered in the next three months. The technology simplifies the project management process, which is a big step for this small RTPI project in saving time! To find out where these displays are, please seehere.