Murphy lands contract to build £18.6m Soham station

Network Rail has awarded the contract to build Soham’s new railway station to J Murphy and Sons.

Enabling works are expected to begin this autumn to prepare the site for main construction works in 2021.

The £18.6m deal includes:

  • Construction of a single 99 metre platform to accommodate four car train services including waiting shelters, lighting, information screens and a public address system,

  • Installation of a stepped footbridge across the railway to connect to an existing public right of way, designed for any future installation of lifts for a potential second platform for any scheme.

  • Construction of a drop off point and a car park to accommodate 50 vehicles and five spaces for blue badge holders, as well as lighting masts.

  • Cycle parking and ticket vending machines on the station forecourt.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mayor James Palmer said: “This is one of the last milestones before we deliver the station that the Soham community has campaigned for.

“People can’t wait to see shovels on site and boots on the ground.”

Construction is due to be completed by the end of 2021 when Greater Anglia’s Ipswich/Peterborough service will start to serve Soham station.

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Written by: Grant Prior

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