Cambridge railway station plans submitted

An artist's impression of the new platform
Image caption The new platform will be used by trains arriving and departing in both directions

Plans have been submitted for a new island platform, footbridge and lifts at Cambridge railway station.

If they are approved it will mean 12-car trains being able to run between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street station by December 2011.

The addition of two new platforms means trains will be able to arrive and depart in either direction, increasing passenger capacity.

A footbridge and lifts will connect the platforms to the rest of the station.

Andrew Munden, Network Rail route director, said: "The new platforms will make a real difference to passengers, boosting capacity on this busy line, improving punctuality and reducing overcrowding further still.

"Our improvements at Cambridge are part of a wider investment which will see the station and surrounding area transformed over the coming years."

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