Murphy wins £93m station redevelopment contract


Murphy has been appointed to build a new railway station in Cambridge valued at £93.4 million.  

Credit: Network Rail.

Network Rail awarded the company the main construction contract for Cambridge South station, due for completion in 2025. 

The new two-storey, four-platform station will be built on the West Anglia Main Line, next to Cambridge Biomedical Campus.   

Works include lifts to all platforms, a waiting area, retail/catering space, toilets, and road and crossing modifications to help access. 

Alongside Alstom and South Rail Systems Alliance (SRSA), Murphy will also modify and enhance the rail infrastructure to support the new station, including: 

  • remodelling existing track layout; 
  • additional track loops to accommodate a four-platform station; 
  • enhancements to Shepreth branch junction; 
  • modification to the railway on the southern approach;  
  • overhead line electrification infrastructure and a substation; 
  • modification of existing signalling equipment; 
  • closure of two level crossings for alternative access. 

Enabling works are underway with the creation of a worksite compound, installation of overhead line masts and the front walls of the platforms.  

“Murphy has made significant progress over recent months completing the enabling works, commenced installation of all four platforms, station building piling and undertaken all groundworks to facilitate the track being realigned during a blockade in December 2023,” said Joe Kennedy, project director for Murphy. 

“We have forged a strong working relationship with Network Rail and our other delivery partners, SRSA and Alstom on this major infrastructure project and look forward to completing this station for the people of Cambridge.” 

Katie Frost at Network Rail added: “I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Murphy, as we move into the main work phase and build on the early enabling work that has already been delivered.” 

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