Cambridge: More Details Of Tour De France Disruption
30 April 2014, 14:16
Further details have been released about disruption to transport, during the Tour de France stage in Cambridge.
Stage three of the world famous cycle race will depart from Cambridge, through Essex and finish in London, at 12:15pm on Monday 7th July.
More information is now being released by authorities, regarding the impact on the local transport network.
This will include road closures through several areas of Cambridge and out of the city through Trumpington.
The roads on and connected to the route in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire will be closed at the following times:
- In order to allow for the set up of the start by Parkers Piece, Gonville Place and Parkside will close on Sunday 6 July from 530pm.
- At 4am on Monday 7 July, the following roads on the route will be closed: Regent Street, St Andrew’s Street, Sidney Street, Bridge Street, St John's Street, Trinity Street, King’s Parade and Trumpington Street.
- Also at 4am, roads which link directly to the route will close. These are: Park Terrace, Parker Street, Emmanuel Road, Victoria Avenue, Drummer Street and Emmanuel Street.
- Then at 7am, Trumpington Road, Jesus Lane, Lensfield Road and the A1301 will be closed.
These road closures will remain in place until 3pm when a phased reopening will begin, with the last roads in the heart of Cambridge expected to open by 6pm.
Due to the number of Cambridge city centre road closures, Drummer Street bus station will be inaccessible.
A bus hub will instead be created at the railway station in the south of Cambridge and in the north buses will be stopping at Maids Causeway, in Mitcham’s Corner area and at Queens Road.
The bus operators are looking to run services as close to the normal timetable as possible.
This includes normal start times for Park and Ride services but they are conscious that demand for buses will be high.
All the details of the changes will be available at the Cambridgeshire County Council website and via the bus operators.
Graham Hughes, Executive Director: Economy, Transport & Environment at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "With such a large scale event - residents, businesses and visitors are being given advanced notification to help get ready, plan and enjoy a unique day in Cambridge’s history.
We completely understand that some residents and businesses may feel that the race will cause them problems – however the road closures have to put in early to allow the Tour organisers to prepare the route.
We are working closely with all our partners to ensure we update everyone regarding the plans to welcome the biggest annual sporting event in the world to Cambridgeshire."