Congratulation to Emma Hunter from Astex Therapeutics who won the first prize of the TP+ Annual Survey prize draw of £100 John Lewis gift card. Dimitrios Mavridis from Qualcomm who came second and Peter Jupp from Cambridge Consultants who came third both each won £50 John Lewis gift cards (photos left to right). Once again thank you to everyone who completed the survey for us
The new 12-mile bypass to the south of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire will open to traffic on Monday 9 December, a full year ahead of schedule. The new bypass will run between Ellington and Swavesey and is part of a £1.5 billion project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
The map above shows how you can join and leave the new bypass, and which junctions have been renumbered.
What to expect:
What happens next?
The upgraded section of the A1 between Alconbury and Buckden opened earlier this year, which means that the western section of the upgraded A14 is now complete.
Work on the rest of the project, between Swavesey and Milton, continues and is on schedule to be completed as planned by December 2020. The work Highways are carrying out at Huntingdon including the removal of the old viaduct over the railway line, will complete after this. For more information on this project, please visit here.
From Sunday 15 December, Greater Anglia (GA) will introduce new services to Cambridge and Cambridge North which includes:
These services will be supported by Greater Anglia’s introduction of brand-new trains.
To enable Greater Anglia’s trains to pass through Cambridge, the hourly Thameslink service between London King’s Cross and Cambridge North will terminate at Cambridge from Monday 16 December. Please check online journey planners as train times will change and some services may provide new journey options.
The Multi-Utility Trench corridor to Cowley Road (i.e. cycle and pedestrian route) are still on track to complete and reopen on 20 December. However, if anything is discovered this may delay the reopening date. This will also include the reopening of the pedestrian access route from the Business Park directly onto that route and the pedestrian route and cycle path alongside Milton Avenue. This will reopen direct pedestrian and cycle access from Milton Road itself down to the station square.
Highways England have advised that the Guided Busway will be closed until the end of January 2020 so they can safely complete the Impington A14 bridge work and repair damage to the busway. This closure will only affect bus passengers as the path remains open to cyclists and pedestrians.
Are you planning your next holiday? Tickets are starting from £29 one way when booked as a return trip for a standard class from London St Pancras to/from Paris, Brussels and Lille. The tickets must be booked by 29th October and travel is between 5th November to 23rd January 2020. For more information, please see here.
For all your same day cycle repairs, Crazy Spanners are now based at our new Mobility and Cycle Hub which is located adjacent to the Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park, weekdays from 0800 to 1700. Courtesy bikes are available if you need to head back to the Park. Card payment now accepted.
A pocket version of the SmartPanel screen is now available to access on your phone – it has weather forecasts as well as real-time and timetabled travel information to show you when the next bus or train will be arriving at your chosen stop or station. To download the Pocket SmartPanel to your phone:
If you have a suggestion or want to inform Smart Cambridge about a problem, don’t forget to tell them which bus stop, what time, which route and which bus service provider (Stagecoach/Whippet etc) or email your feedback on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shuttle pick up point for employees will be by the Taxi / Shuttle Rank from Monday 28th October until Christmas due to works Wates will be undertaking.
Also the contractor (ESM) remains on programme to reopen the Multi-Utility Trench corridor by Christmas which will allow the pedestrian side gate to the Cambridge Business Park to be also opened.
Crazy Spanners are on leave from 23 September till 4 October and there will be no service during this period. From 7 October, Crazy Spanners will be providing cycle repair and sale service from the new Mobility and Cycle Hub adjacent to the Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park from 0800 to 1700.