Soham Station was closed in 1968, and between then and December 2021, the people of this growing market town have not had a rail connection.
But working with Network Rail, we accelerated the programme by overlapping stages in the project process, completing some requirements at the same time instead of one after the other, and actually delivering the project and opening it to the public ahead of schedule.
WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT?
- Soham is a growing market town, with housing and job opportunities increasing quickly
- Without a rail connection this growth would have been stifled or have placed extra pressure on roads, buses and the local environment
- We are committed to providing practical links to public transport networks across the region, to help people travel in a sustainable and convenient way
- Without a rail connection to nearby towns, job opportunities for the people of Soham were fewer, holding back economic growth
WHAT DIFFERENCE IS IT MAKING?
Reopening the station in Soham has had major impact:
- making rail travel easy for people in Soham and the nearby villages
- encouraging growth, housing and jobs in the area
- linking Soham to nearby communities
Watch a virtual flythrough of the new station
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