Cambridgeshire

Longer trains start running for Cambridge commuters

National Express East Anglia has begun running 12-car trains on its Cambridge to London Liverpool Street route.

The trains are 50% longer than those previously used at key commuter times.

The introduction of the service marks the completion of a £16.7m scheme which included building two new platforms and a pedestrian and cycle bridge.

Dave Ward, from Network Rail, claimed the trains would improve punctuality levels and reduce overcrowding for commuters.

The trains will run from the two new bi-directional platforms - numbered seven and eight - and are linked to the main station by the bridge, which includes lift access.

Mr Ward described the service as a "significant boost" for Cambridge commuters, which he said would "add to the growth of the city".

Before they were opened, Cambridge railway station only had one platform which could accommodate longer trains.

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