The opening of a second railway station in Cambridge has been delayed by another six months, Network Rail has announced.
The £44 million North Cambridge station is now scheduled to open in May 2017, 18 months after originally planned.
The delay came as little surprise to local residents and councilors, who were informed at a meeting last week, following two previous postponements and mounting speculation of a third, according to the Cambridge News.
First trains are now due to pull out of the station on May 21, 2017.
Project sponsor Rob Fairhead told the committee meeting that the main reasons for the setback were delays in the planning process and securing confirmation of government funding.
He said the delay was “regrettable” but the preference was “to work towards a date we know we can achieve, rather than a date we don’t know we can achieve.”
In order to fit with changes to the timetable, new stations can only be opened in May or December.