Cambridgeshire metro opens design competition

Flagship metro asks the market to “inform and transform” the delivery of its “trailblazing” project.

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has opened a conceptual design process on its Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) project.

Under the scope of the project are the design of the metro vehicle, its supporting infrastructure, including what the vehicle will run on, and how the metro will operate and be as a user experience.

The CAM project, which is described as “groundbreaking”, will be delivered by special purpose vehicle delivery body One CAM Limited.

Mayor James Malmer commented: “CAM is about bold, radical thinking; pushing the boundaries of what is possible, but also with a sharp-eyed focus on delivery. We are testing the market to conceptualise a solution which could shape the future of mobility not just for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, but for similar-sized cities and regions globally.”

A series of procurement stages will result in three conceptual designs submitted in March 2021, starting with a Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ).

The deadline for responses to the SSQ is 4 November 2020.