How to get to the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair
The John van Geest Centre for Repair is on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site, on a site to the south of Addenbrooke’s called the University Forvie Site.
From Cambridge Railway Station
Addenbrookes is a 25 minute walk down Hills Road. Go straight ahead when you leave the station, turn left at the lights into Hills Road. Keep on until you see the hospital on the right side of the road. Enter, turn left on the large roundabout, then follow the road until you come to a small roundabout. Turn left into the Forvie Site, then left again to the Brain Repair Centre in the ED Adrian Building.
The Citi1 and Citi7 buses go from the railway station to the bus station at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. From the bus stop walk towards the hospital until you are on the hospital ring road (Robinson Way), turn left follow the road around and turn left at the small roundabout into the Forive Site, and then left again to the Brain Repair Centre in the ED Adrian building (see the above map for further details).
Taxis from in front of the station. Ask your taxi to go to the Brain Repair Centre on the Forvie Site, at the South end of Addenbrooke’s off Robinson Way.
From Cambridge city
The Citi1 and Citi 7 and green park and ride buses go from Drummer Street bus terminal to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Then proceed as above. The Uni4 University bus goes from outside Pembroke College and from Silver Street bridge to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
For your GPS, our post code is CB2 0PY
From the M11 – Take exit 11, direction Cambridge. Immediately as you leave the exit roundabout towards Cambridge move to the right lane, then turn right at the traffic lights, signposted towards Hospital and Biomedical Campus. Follow Addenbrookes road across two sets of lights, across the bridge over the railway until you come to a large roundabout on the hospital ring road. Turn right. Follow the road around, past the Rosie Hospital until you reach a small roundabout. Turn right into the Forvie Site. Your will see signs to the Brain Repair Centre in the ED Adrian Building on the left.
From the east, Addenbrooke’s is on Hills Road, which continues towards Haverhill.
From other directions find your way onto the M11 and take exit 11, as above.
Train From London
Take a Cambridge train from King’s Cross or Liverpool Street stations. The fastest trains leave at 15 and 45 past the hour from King’s Cross. Train times are available on www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Bus: the National Express bus 787 leaves terminal five at 35 minutes past each hour and the central bus station for terminals one to three at 15 minutes past the hour. It takes about three hours (timing can be unreliable during heavy traffic periods). See www.nationalexpress.com.
Train: The Piccadilly line on the underground goes directly to King’s Cross station and takes around one hour. If you want to get to King’s Cross faster take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station. Go up the steps on the Heathrow Express platform to the Underground platform 16, and take a Circle line train to King’s Cross station. From King’s Cross take a Cambridge train (see above for further information).
Take a Thameslink train to St Pancras Thameslink station. At the top of the escalator turn left and continue out of the side of the station. King’s Cross station is directly in front of you across the road. You can buy a single ticket through to Cambridge from Gatwick.
There is a bus service from Stansted to Cambridge operated by National Express (no.727 or 797) which goes every two hours at 10 past the hour (www.nationalexpress.com). There is also a railway service which is faster leaving at 58 minutes past each hour. The return trip can be unreliable- check on www.nationalrail.co.uk..