The new station in will have three platforms, with a footbridge and lifts to each platform, as well as retail facilities and a 450-space car park.
Network Rail area director Helen Warnock said: “Cambridge is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and this new station will not only help to meet existing demand but also unlock future growth. It will provide fantastic facilities for passengers and help take pressure off the main station and reducing congestion in the city.”
Funded by the Department for Transport and developed by Network Rail in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, the new station will provide an alternative connection point for commuters in northeast Cambridge, with an anticipated 3,000 journeys being made from the station every day.
Building work is expected to start this autumn and the new station should open in December 2016.