Network Rail awards €107 million UK railway contract

Network Rail has awarded J Murphy & Sons a €107 million main works contract to build the new Cambridge South railway station in Cambridge, UK.

Murphy is said to be the principal civils contractor (Photo: AdobeStock)

J Murphy & Sons is said to be the principal civils contractor, working with the South Rail Systems Alliance (Colas Rail UK, Aecom and Network Rail) as principal track contractor. 

Some of the work includes the remodelling of the existing track layout, install two additional track loops to accommodate a four-platform station, modify existing signalling equipment, close two private level crossings and provide alternative access.

Enabling works have commenced, including the installation of overhead line masts and front-walls of the platforms at the worksite compound.

Completion of the project is planned for 2025.

Murphy project director Joe Kennedy said, “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.

“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.”

This is Murphy’s second rail station contract in as many months. Last month it was awarded a €142 million contract to build Chelmsford’s Beaulieu Park station for Essex and Chelmsford councils.


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