15/12/2012

Babraham Park & Ride extension in Cambridge is completed

£1.6 million extension opened for popular Babraham Park & Ride in Cambridge Christmas shoppers and commuters have been given a boost with the completion of an extension to the popular Babraham Road Park & Ride site in Cambridge.

Babraham Road is the most used of all the Cambridge Park & Ride sites and users now benefit from an extra 500 car parking spaces and 80 sheltered cycle parking spaces.

The construction, by Cambridgeshire County Council, included widening of the exit road, construction of an alternative drop off point, installing lighting and CCTV cameras.

The £1.6million scheme was funded from developers whose building projects will impact on this local area.

It is also one of the measures under the Better Bus Area Fund (BBAF) which aim to help improve bus journeys, make it easier for passengers to access services and reduce pollution in the historic Cambridge city centre.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning, said:

“The Cambridge Park & Ride is an award-winning system with almost four million trips made each year. The extension to Babraham Road Park & Ride has added much needed capacity to ensure the site has spaces available. With a direct link to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridge Railway Station, the Babraham Road Park & Ride provides an excellent alternative for passengers wishing to access both these areas and the city itself.”