The camToo Project is an innovative road-river-rail proposal to utilise Cambridge's oldest transport artery, the river Cam, to help solve the City's 21st Century transport problems.
It will provide two 'missing links' in the transport infrastructure for northern Cambridge, a dedicated route for buses from the Science Park to the City Centre and extra tracks for a Cambridge Parkway Station on Chesterton Sidings.
The bus route from the Science Park on Milton Road will run down an extended Cowley Road, then alongside the Stourbridge Common side of the railway line to Newmarket Road at Barnwell Bridge. The bus lanes on Newmarket Road then offer a dedicated route to the Grafton Centre and Cambridge City Centre.
The extra rail tracks are needed to enable trains that currently terminate at Cambridge to run north of the river to the new station which will also have an interchange with the new bus route. Road access to the new station will be down the extended Cowley Road.
The main elements of the missing links are the embankments alongside the railway line between Chesterton Sidings and Barnwell Bridge. These will be provided by digging a flood relief channel between the end of Riverside and Fen Ditton, effectively dualling 1 mile of the river, and protecting the Cam green belt by turning Stourbridge Common and Ditton Meadows into an island.