This map shows the approximate location of the new station as proposed in the GRIP 2 report mentioned in my previous post.
The location is shown in red and the access road from Bannold Drove is shown in dark blue. Some of those points in the village where the walking distance is less to the new station are shown with blue markers; those where the existing station is closer are shown with red markers.
The main point is that, because the access is so far north along Bannold Drove, the walking distance for most residents of Waterbeach will be quite a lot further to the new station than to the old one on Station Road.
I have done a few measurements using Google maps and the walking times (in minutes) look like
|Starting point||New station||Current station||Nearer|
|Jn Cattells Lane, Way Lane||17||10||Current|
|End of Payton Way||25||13||Current|
|Jn Bannold Road, Denny End Road||18||14||Current|
|Jn Cattells Lane, High Street||20||14||Current|
|Jn Bannold Road, Way Lane||13||15||New|
|Jn Providence Way, Denny End Road||21||17||Current|
|Jn Winfold Road, Clare Close||24||17||Current|
|Jn Capper Road, Cody Road||12||20||New|
|Jn Way Lane, Spurgeons Avenue||15||12||Current|
Thus, unless you live either on Bannold Road north of the Way Lane junction or in the former married quarters, the walking distance will be less to the existing station.
Watch out for further comments on this and keep your eyes skinned for RLW’s outline planning application.