Junction 11 Park & Ride / Travel Hubs

Junction 11 Park & Ride
On 22 November, Greater Cambridge Partnership (formerly City Deal) approved a plan to develop a business case for a 2,000 space Park and Ride in the field north west of Junction 11 – off the A10. This is to cater for the expansion of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) around Addenbrookes, but assumes parking restrictions at the expanded CBC site which in effect would only provide for 1 new parking space for every 3 new jobs created on the site. The 2,000 places also assumes additional demand management measures within Cambridge city centre.

The Junction 11 Park & Ride has been part of the ‘Cambridgeshire Local Transport Plan 2011-2031′, for some years now but has been increased from 1,000 spaces originally to 2,000 recently.

As you may have seen from reports in the Cambridge News, Jane Ward, Hauxton Parish Council Chair, and Janet Lockwood, our South Cambs District Councillor, posed questions at the GCP Board meeting raising concerns, and together with Harston, have been lobbying alternatives for some time. Chris Tunstall, Transport Director for GCP, said the board would receive a report in February on other transport options including rail, but the Board decided to press ahead with looking at the Hauxton site.

Currently the Transport Director for the GCP has been tasked with consulting with local residents on the details of the Park & Ride, eg access infrastructure, bus access, etc. These consultations will be known as Local Engagement Groups, and are open to the public. They will be held in reasonable proximity to the site.

The following images were shown at the residents’ consultation evening on 17 January 2017.  Click on images to enlarge.

Image showing planning sites with number of residential properties planned at each site, around Cambridge. (Does not include sites under construction, eg Hauxton Meadows)

Location of intended Park & Ride at Junction 11 on M11, and showing the existing Trumpington Park & Ride

Image showing possible access for cars travelling south on M11 (in blue) – which is the existing agricultural bridge, and possible access for buses (in green) over the M11.

To download the full set of slides used at the December 2017 GCP meeting click this link  Download (12.4MB)

Proposed options for car access to P&R for northbound traffic from M11.

To download the complete End of Stage Summary report (403 pages) considered at the December 2017 GCP meeting, with full details of options and costs, click this link Download End of Stage report 106MB

Travel Hubs and Foxton level crossing
Plans have been prepared for provision of car parking at Foxton, and options for by-passing the level crossing with a bridge or tunnel.  The image below shows the  bridge option.

This image shows the proposals for car parking and cycle storage at Foxton travel hub. This will be considered by the GCP Executive Board in February 2018.