Dear Network Rail Limited,
Waterbeach village in Cambridgeshire currently has a train service into London and Cambridge twice an hour morning an evening and a regular service at weekends and off peak. The journey time for the quickest trains is 1 hour 1 minute. The maximum train length of trains stopping at Waterbeach station is 4 carriages due to platform length at this station and other stations further up to Kings Lynn.

A new train station, Cambridge North, at Chesterton Cambridge, is due to open in May 2017. This will take trains of up to 12 carriages in length and will also provide services into London.

Can Network Rail confirm please if services will change from Waterbeach to Cambridge/London once the new station is open? Will there still be a twice hourly service into Cambridge and London from Waterbeach and will a journey time of 1hr 1min still be offered?

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Wright

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2016/00445

Dear Mr Wright

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Chris Hogan left an annotation ()

Better to ask the DfT. Network Rail isn't responsible for providing or specifying train services under the franchise agreements with train operators.

FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI201600445

Dear Mr Wright

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Joanne West
Information Officer

Freedom of Information Team
The Quadrant
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

Telephone: 01908 782405
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/FOI/

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