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Our engineers are carrying out platform extensions at two stations in South Cambridgeshire. The two stations are Shepreth and Foxton.

The work will take place between February and Autumn 2017 and is required to allow brand new Class 700 trains to call at these three stations. The new trains will:

  • provide an immediate capacity increase as the new trains are twice as long as current rolling stock
  • offer passengers journeys on longer, more spacious trains
  • be better connected to destinations in and around London from 2018 onwards
New longer class 700 trains for passengers at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations.

New longer class 700 trains for passengers at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations.

Click here for more information about the Thameslink Programme’s new trains.

The work at both stations is to extend one platform – in each case the Cambridge bound platform.

At both Shepreth and Foxton platform two will be extended by around 80m, doubling the length of these platforms to avoid the new, longer trains straddling the associated level crossings when calling at these stations.

For any questions or queries relating to this work, please email contact@thameslinkprogramme.co.uk.

Current construction schedule

Dates Time of work Type of work Potential noise impact
7 – 8 May 02:05 Sunday – 05:00 Monday Surfacing work including laying tarmac and installing tactile platform edges. High from laying and flattening of tarmac.
8 – 26 May 07:30 – 17:30 Monday – Friday 23:00 – 06:00 (nightly) Surfacing work including laying tarmac and installing tactile platform edges. High from laying and flattening of tarmac.
26 May – Autumn 07:30 – 17:30 Monday – Friday Also some sporadic weekend and night work. Electrical installation work (e.g. lighting, CCTV etc). Low from use of hand tools.

Changes to trains

Sunday 7 May

  • Buses replace services between Cambridge and Royston all day.

Sunday 14 May

  • Buses replace services between Cambridge and Royston all day.

For information about any further changes to services please visit Great Northern’s website, www.thameslinkrailway.com or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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