What is CAM?
What is CAM?
CAM will bring high quality public transport to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It will connect towns, villages, major employment sites and the city of Cambridge, offering fast, frequent, and reliable journeys. CAM will cut congestion and tackle air quality issues by reducing car use, and it will improve the environment by using zero emission vehicles.
CAM will seamlessly connect and interchange with other transport, including buses and rail and support more cycling and walking. It will also link in with other new infrastructure being built such as East West Rail and Cambridge South rail station.
Investment in CAM will boost the economy and enable businesses to grow and create more jobs and wealth for local people. It will support the globally competitive, high-tech economy, ensuring it remains strong, especially in growth industries such as biosciences, advanced engineering, agri-tech, robotics, AI and digital.
Quality infrastructure also enables much needed housing to be delivered, including opening opportunities for new, truly sustainable garden villages where CAM routes are built-in.
CAM is about more than just offering better journeys; it will enable a better future for the whole region, ensuring Cambridgeshire and Peterborough continues to be a leading place in the world to live, learn and work.
Where will CAM go?
- Business case work so far has identified the need for tunnels under Cambridge, including two stations for interchange, at the city centre and the railway station.
- CAM will initially extend from St Neots to Haverhill and from Alconbury to Mildenhall, via tunnels under Cambridge. The extent of the CAM network is designed to be flexible, and other locations are also being explored, including the potential for routes to Peterborough and Chatteris.
An indicative map of the CAM network and potential extensions is shown below. All stops and routes will be subject to technical and engineering work and public consultation.