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Cambridge railway station

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Cambridge railway station serves the city of Cambridge in eastern England It stands at the end of Station Road, off Hills Road, 1 mile 16 km south-east of the city centre It is the busiest railway station in the East of England, used by almost 11 million passengers in 2015/16

Several routes start at the station including the West Anglia Main Line to London Liverpool Street, the Fen Line to King's Lynn, the Breckland Line to Norwich, services to Ipswich on the Ipswich to Ely Line, and the Cambridge Line, heading southwards and following an alternate route, to London King's Cross, via Hitchin These routes are electrified at 25 kV AC overhead, except for the Ipswich to Ely and Cambridge to Norwich lines, which are diesel-operated The station has the third-longest platform in England on the national rail network Ticket barriers are in operation


  • 1 History
    • 11 Up to 1923
    • 12 LNER 1923-1947
    • 13 British Railways 1948-1996
    • 14 The privatization era 1994 - present
      • 141 Operations
      • 142 Infrastructure
      • 143 2016 Improvements
  • 2 Building and Platforms
  • 3 Services
    • 31 Services up to 1923
    • 32 Services 2015
    • 33 Future services
      • 331 Cambridge North railway station
      • 332 Thameslink Programme
      • 333 East West Rail Link
  • 4 Transport links
    • 41 Local and regional bus services
    • 42 Cambridge Cycle Point
  • 5 Accidents
  • 6 Motive Power Depots
    • 61 Main Shed
    • 62 Other sheds
  • 7 References
  • 8 Bibliography
  • 9 External links


Up to 1923edit

In 1822 the first survey for a railway line in the Cambridge area was made and, in the 1820s and 1830s a number of other surveys were undertaken none of which came to fruition although the Northern and Eastern Railway had opened up a line as far as Bishop's Stortford by May 18421 The financial climate in the early 1840s ensured that no further scheme got off the ground, but by 1843, Parliament had passed an act enabling the Northern and Eastern Railway to extend the line to Newport Essex The following year, a further act was passed, extending the rights to build a railway through to Cambridge itself In 1844, the Northern and Eastern Railway was leased by the Eastern Counties Railway, which built the extension2

The 1844 act also covered an extension of the line north of Cambridge to Brandon in Suffolk forming an end on connection to the line through to Norwich Robert Stephenson was appointed engineer and on 29 July 1845, the station opened with services operating from Bishopsgate station in London via Stratford and Bishops Stortford3

In the years following the opening of the main line from Cambridge through to Norwich in 1845, other railways were built to Cambridge Initially, some of these planned to have separate stations but opposition from the university saw them all eventually using the same station The first line to arrive was the St Ives to Huntingdon line which opened in 1847 and was built by the East Anglian Railway Services to Peterborough also commenced that year, with the opening of the line from Ely via March to Peterborough,which also became the main route for coal traffic into East Anglia which was built by the Eastern Counties Railway4

The following year, the Eastern Counties Railway opened a line between St Ives and March which saw some passenger services although the coal traffic mentioned above was then diverted onto this route

In 1851, a branch line from Newmarket to Cambridge Coldham Lane Junction was opened which partly used the alignment of the Newmarket and Chesterford Railway which subsequently closed In 1854, the Newmarket line was extended eastwards to meet the Eastern Union Railway line at Bury St Edmunds, allowing through running to Ipswich4

A parliamentary act in 1848 was granted to the Royston and Hitchin Railway to extend their line from Royston Although Cambridge was its goal, Parliament sanctioned only an extension as far as Shepreth as the Eastern Counties Railway had opposed the extension to Cambridge The line was completed in 1851 and initially the GNR, who had leased the Royston and Hitchin Railway in the interim, ran a connecting horse-drawn omnibus service This proved unsuccessful so in April 1852, the line was extended to join the ECR main line south of Cambridge and was leased to the Eastern Counties Railway for 14 years with a connection to enable the ECR to run trains from Cambridge to Hitchin5

In 1862, the Bedford and Cambridge Railway opened Originally a local undertaking, it was soon acquired by the London & North Western Railway LNWR and saw services between Oxford and Cambridge introduced

By the 1860s, the railways in East Anglia were in financial trouble, and most were leased to the ECR; they wished to amalgamate formally, but could not obtain government agreement for this until 1862, when the Great Eastern Railway was formed by amalgamation Thus Cambridge became a GER station in 18626

The University of Cambridge helped block later 19th-century attempts to create a central station7

The GER opened the cross-country line from Marks Tey via Sudbury and Haverhill to Shelford in 1865 which enabled the introduction of direct services to Colchester4

The Midland Railway built a line from Kettering to Huntingdon which opened in 1866 and services ran to Cambridge using running powers over the Huntingdon to St Ives line In 1866 the Great Northern RailwayGNR again applied to run services from Kings Cross as the lease on the line to Hitchin was ending Initially the GER opposed this but eventually agreement was reached and from 1 April 1866 services started operating between Cambridge and Kings Cross from a dedicated platform at Cambridge station

In 1882 the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway was opened As well as becoming the major route for coal traffic from the north east to East Anglia it saw the introduction of direct services between London, Cambridge and York Goods trains generally passed Cambridge on dedicated goods lines to the east of the station Between these and the station a number of carriage sidings existed

The next line to open was in 1884 when the Fordham line opened joining the main line towards Ely at Barnwell Junction The following year the branch to Mildenhall railway station opened and services operated direct from there to Cambridge4

A 1914 Railway Clearing House map showing right railways in the vicinity of Cambridge

Each of the four companies also had its own goods facilities in the station area, and, except for the MR, its own motive power depot The GER maintained a special locomotive for the Royal Train here for workings between London and Sandringham

LNER 1923-1947edit

In the 1923 Grouping, the GER amalgamated with other railways to form the London and North Eastern Railway LNER and Cambridge became a LNER station The Midland and LNWR similarly amalgamated with other railways to form the London, Midland and Scottish Railway LMS

In around 1928 the London and North Eastern Railway re-signalled the station replacing its five signal boxes with two electrically controlled boxes, with the work carried out by the British Power Railway Signal Company8

British Railways 1948-1996edit

Following nationalization of the UK's railways Cambridge station was operated by the Eastern Region of British Railways

East Anglia was one of the first areas in the UK where British Railways wanted to phase out steam operation in favour of diesel traction From 1959 diesels started to take over operation of services with Cambridge engine shed closing to steam in 1962 Diesel shunters and DMUs were allocated to another shed on the opposite side of the line known as Coldham Lane

The 1960s saw a series of closures and a number of the lines serving Cambridge were closed at this time

First to go was the lightly used line to Mildenhall, closed to passengers on 18 June 1962

The Stour Valley Railway route to Colchester via Haverhill and Sudbury closed on 6 March 1967 although the Sudbury-Marks Tey section remains operational as a branch line The Varsity Line to Bedford also saw passenger services withdrawn during this year on 30 December 1967 as did the line from March to St Ives

Passenger services along the Cambridge & St Ives Branch managed to survive the Beeching Axe, but with British Rail citing heavy losses the final passenger service ran between St Ives and Cambridge on 5 October 1970 Despite campaigns to reopen the service during the 1970s, the only subsequent rail traffic on the line was a freight service to Chivers in Histon which ran until 1983 and a contract to ferry sand from ARC at Fen Drayton which continued until May 19929

The line from Bishop's Stortford to Cambridge was electrified by British Rail in 1987, enabling electric trains to operate between Liverpool Street and Cambridge

When the link to Stansted Airport from London Liverpool Street opened in 1991 the Hitchin-Cambridge Line became more important; all non-stop trains now take this route to London Kings Cross, reducing congestion on the very busy stretch of the West Anglia Main Line between London Liverpool Street and Bishop's Stortford

The privatization era 1994 - presentedit


The 1993 railways act came into force on 1 April 1994 Train Operating Units initially operated the services whilst the franchises were let

A number of different train operating companies TOCs have operated services at Cambridge station since privatization West Anglia Great Northern10 which was initially owned by Prism Rail but then bought by National Express, operated the West Anglia Great Northern franchise from January 1997 until March 2004 This covered services to both London Liverpool and Kings Cross stations as well as King's Lynn In April 2004 the Liverpool Street route became part of National Express East Anglia NXEA franchise whilst the Great Northern route to Kings Cross remained part of WAGN until March 2006 when it became part of the First Capital Connect franchise

Services to Ipswich and Norwich were initially operated by Anglia Railways from January 1997 and these routes later became part of the NXEA franchise

Services to and from the Midlands were operated by Central Trains from March 1997

In November 2007 the Central Trains franchise was split up with services through Cambridge becoming part of the Arriva Cross Country network

The First Capital Connect franchise passed to Go-Via Thameslink Railway in September 2014


On 1 April 1994 Railtrack became responsible for the maintenance of the national rail infrastructure

Railtrack was succeeded by Network Rail in 2002 following financial difficulties

The "CB1" area in front of the station buildings had been due for redevelopment by Ashwell Property Group In December 2009 the developers went bankrupt and reformed under the name Brookgate Part of the redevelopment scheme had included a £1 million contribution towards the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway scheme passing through the area11

A new island platform was brought into operational use in December 201112

In 2012 the station infrastructure was under scrutiny as it emerged passengers were forced to queue for over 40 minutes to purchase tickets13

2016 Improvementsedit

In 2014, the station operator Abellio Greater Anglia released plans to improve the station building at Cambridge as part of the CB1 project in the area The works include a bigger concourse, more ticket gates and machines and a bigger ticket office14 These opened in January 2017

Building and Platformsedit

The station building, with its long classical façade and porte-cochère infilled during the 20th century, has been attributed to both Sancton Wood and Francis Thompson15 and is listed Grade II The long platform platforms 1 and 4 is typical of its period but was unusual in that apart from a brief period in the mid-19th century it was not supplemented by another through platform until platforms 7 and 8 were added in 2011 There were major platform lengthenings and remodellings of the main building in 1863 and 1908 The station layout was altered in 1896 by deviating the Newmarket line approaches

At 514 yards 470 m, Cambridge has the third-longest railway platform in the UK on the main railway network, after Colchester and Gloucester This platform is divided into Platforms 1 and 4 with a scissors crossover in the middle to divide it in two, which allows trains from either direction to pass those already stopped there Bay platforms exist at both ends of the station: Platforms 2 and 3 at the southern end of the station and Platforms 5 and 6 at the northern end Platforms 7 and 8 are located on an island platform on the eastern side of the station These came into use in December 201112

Platform 1 is a 12-car bi-directional through platform generally used for northbound services to Ely, King's Lynn and Birmingham New Street It is also used for some early morning southbound services to London King's Cross and London Liverpool Street and for some late evening terminating services

Platforms 2 10-car and 3 8-car are south-facing bay platforms generally used for services to and from London King's Cross or London Liverpool Street with some Sunday services to Stratford

Platform 4 is a bi-directional 10-car through platform generally used for northbound services to Ely, King's Lynn and Birmingham New Street It is also used for some early morning southbound services to London King's Cross and London Liverpool Street and for some terminating late evening services

Platform 5 is a 6-car north-facing bay platform generally used for services to and from Norwich and occasional services to and from Birmingham New Street

Platform 6 is a 6-car north-facing bay platform used for services to and from Ipswich with occasional services to and from Harwich International

Platforms 7 and 8 are bi-directional 12-car through platforms generally used for southbound services to London King's Cross, London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport These platforms are also used for longer terminating trains from London Liverpool Street and London King's Cross16


Services up to 1923edit

  • Great Eastern Railway
    • Main line from London Liverpool Street to Norwich and King’s Lynn
    • Cross-country services to Bury St Edmunds via Newmarket and to Colchester
    • Cross-country services via Ely, March and the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Line to northern England
    • Branch line to St Ives and beyond
    • Branch line to Mildenhall
  • Great Northern Railway
    • Services to London King's Cross via Hitchin, including the Cambridge Buffet Car Expresses
  • London and North Western Railway
    • Cross-country "Varsity Line" to Oxford
  • Midland Railway
    • Services via St Ives to Kettering

Services 2015edit

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  • e
Railways around Cambridge
Fen Line
Cambridge North under construction
Cambridge & St Ives Branch
River Cam
Cambridge & Mildenhall Line
Ipswich to Ely Line via Dullingham
LNWR goods
Varsity Line
Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
Cambridge Line
Stour Valley Railway
West Anglia Main Line

Cambridge is served by several operators

  • CrossCountry serves the station with its Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport service, via Leicester and Peterborough This is operated using Class 170 diesel multiple units There is an hourly service in each direction17
  • Great Northern serves the station as part of its service from London King's Cross This uses Class 317 or Class 365 and Class 387 electric multiple units Class 365 units usually work the Cambridge Cruiser and semi-fast services
    • The "Cambridge Cruiser" termed 'Cambridge Express' from London runs non-stop between London King's Cross and Cambridge There is an hourly service in each direction
    • There are also hourly semi-fast trains between Cambridge and London, calling at Royston, Baldock, Letchworth Garden City, Hitchin, Stevenage and Finsbury Park
    • There is an hourly stopping train to London King's Cross, calling at all stations between Foxton and Hitchin, then Stevenage, Knebworth, Welwyn North, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar and Finsbury Park
    • Travelling northbound, there are hourly Great Northern services to Fen Line stations, calling at Waterbeach, Ely, Littleport, Downham Market, Watlington and King's Lynn Off-peak these trains run non-stop between Cambridge and King's Cross; during peak hours additional stops are usually made Some of these additional stops were phased out in First Capital Connect's May 2009 'Seats for You' timetable, since in some cases extra trains now run to call at the stops removed, such as Royston and Letchworth Garden City A certain number of services to/from Cambridge start or terminate at Ely or King's Lynn
    • In total there are 4 Great Northern trains per hour each way between Cambridge and London Kings Cross18
  • Abellio Greater Anglia serves the station with three routes:
    • To London Liverpool Street via the West Anglia Main Line These services use Class 317 or Class 379 electric multiple units During the morning peak a few services start back from King's Lynn or Ely, and during the evening peak a few are extended beyond Cambridge to Ely and King's Lynn There are typically two services each hour, one stopping and one semi-fast A few services to/from Cambridge end or start at Bishops Stortford
    • An hourly service between Cambridge and Norwich via the Breckland Line This uses Class 170 Turbostar units and usually departs from Platform 5 This service was started in 2002 by Anglia, which ordered four of these trains for use on the new service On rare occasions these services use older Sprinter units Additional services start or terminate at Ely
    • An hourly service between Cambridge and Ipswich This mainly uses Class 170 diesel multiple units with some services early in the morning and late evening using Class 153 or Class 156 One train a day continues to Harwich International These services usually depart from Platform 6
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Ely   CrossCountry
Birmingham - Stansted Airport
  Audley End
Terminus   Dutchflyer
Cambridge - Amsterdam
London King's Cross   Great Northern
Cambridge Cruiser
or Terminus
Royston   Great Northern
Great Northern Semi fast
or Terminus
Foxton   Great Northern
Great Northern stopping
Terminus   Abellio Greater Anglia
Breckland Line
  Abellio Greater Anglia
Ipswich to Ely Line
Whittlesford Parkway   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line Semi Fast and
Bishops Stortford/Stansted Airport-Cambridge
Shelford   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line stopping
Whittlesford Parkway   Abellio Greater Anglia
Liverpool Street-Ely/Kings Lynn peak hours only
Disused railways
Lord's Bridge
Line and station closed
  British Railways
Varsity Line
Line and station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Cambridge to Huntingdon
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
  British Railways
Cambridge Line
Barnwell Junction
Line open, station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Cambridge to Mildenhall
Terminus   Newmarket and Chesterford Railway   Cherryhinton
Line open, station closed

Future servicesedit

Cambridge North railway stationedit

Main article: Cambridge North railway station

A new railway station is being built a few miles to the north in the Cambridge suburb of Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park19 According to the official proposal from Cambridgeshire County Council, which has the backing of the rail industry, the station will be located at Chesterton Sidings on the Fen Line The station will connect to the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway and provide an interchange with Park & Ride and local bus services Construction commenced in July 2014 and the station is due to be operational by May 201720

Thameslink Programmeedit

Main article: Thameslink Programme

After the Thameslink Programme is complete expected in May 2018, new services will be introduced from Cambridge to destinations south of central London21 In September 2016, a proposed timetable was released; the planned services are:

  • 2 trains per hour to Brighton fast via Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage, London St Pancras, London Bridge, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport and Burgess Hill;
  • 2 trains per hour to Maidstone East stopping/semi-fast via Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, London St Pancras, London Bridge and Otford

Prior to 2016, it was proposed to run the stopping service to Tattenham Corner instead;22 however, this proposal was cancelled in favour of the Maidstone East service

Thameslink is also examining the possibility of extending the fast services to/from the new Cambridge North station21

East West Rail Linkedit

Main article: East West Rail Link

A new East West Rail Link is being developed allowing travel from Oxford to Cambridge and onto Norwich, Felixstowe without needing to go via London, which has not been possible since the Varsity line was closed in the 60s The western section to Bedford has already been given the go-ahead The central section from Bedford to Cambridge is more difficult as parts of the Varsity route have been built on, for example by the guided busway The preferred route is via Sandy to join the East Coast Main Line The government has committed £10 million of funding as part of the 2016 Autumn Statement to continue to develop the route23

Transport linksedit

Local and regional bus servicesedit

Several local bus services by Stagecoach in Cambridge and Whippet Coaches stop outside the main station building, linking the railway with the city centre and other parts of Cambridge, including Addenbrooke's Hospital The southern section of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway connects directly to the station, allowing buses to run from Trumpington via the station to St Ives and Huntingdon Buses also travel from the station out of the city to Sawston and Saffron Walden A taxi rank is located just outside the main entrance

Cambridge Cycle Pointedit

Since February 2016, a 3-story cycle parking facility, with up to 2,850 spaces, has been open, named Cambridge Cycle Point24 It is located in a building just to the north of the main station entrance The ground floor of Cycle Point has a cycle shop


On 30 May 2015 the 09:14 GTR Great Northern service from London Kings Cross hit another train shortly after 10:00 BST Three passengers were injured25

Motive Power Depotsedit

See also: Cambridge Train and Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

Main Shededit

Cambridge Locomotive Depot 2 October 1960

The Eastern Counties Railway opened a small motive power depot at the station in 1845 This was replaced by a larger depot on the west side of the line at the north end of the station, in 1847 and this shed became a Great Eastern Railway shed in 1862 The shed was enlarged in 1913

Cambridge was the principal shed of a main GE district and during World War 1 was recorded as having 101 drivers, 89 firemen under an inspector named G Dorrington Repairs fell under a foreman fitter who had a staff of 70 men although responsibility for boiler repairs fell to the foreman boilermaker There was also a wagon repair facility at the depot at this time led by a leading carpenter Finally another foreman was charged with the day-to-day running of the depot as well as being responsible for the outstations such as King's Lynn, Ely, Mildenhall and seven others A number of clerks would also have been employed at the depot26

At the end of 1922 the shed at Cambridge had an allocation of 178 locomotives being the second biggest shed on the Great Eastern after Stratford shed The allocation consisted of:27

Class LNER classification Wheel Arrangement Number allocated
B12 4-6-0 12
D13 4-4-0 13
D14 4-4-0 3
D15 4-4-0 16
E4 2-4-0 18
F3 2-4-2T 3
F4 2-4-2T 1
F7 2-4-2T 4
J15 0-6-0 48
J16 0-6-0 14
J17 0-6-0 6
J18 0-6-0 2
J19 0-6-0 7
J20 0-6-0 11
J65 0-6-0T 2
J66 0-6-0T 4
J67 0-6-0T 8
J68 0-6-0T 1
J69 0-6-0T 4
J70 0-6-0T Tram 1

Further enlargement and improvement of facilities took place in 1932 Most significantly a mechanical coaling plant was bought into use as well as the construction of a new lifting shop and modern sand dispensers28

Cambridge shed had two locomotives allocated for royal train workings at this time - Class D15 4-4-0s numbers 8783 and 8787 known as the Royal Clauds which were kept in pristine condition29

Following nationalization in 1948 the shed was operated by British Railways Eastern Region It was allocated shed code 31A at this time

In the 1950s there was a dedicated pool of four drivers known as the Royal Link based at Cambridge who operated the two royal engines which were cleaned regularly The locomotives were Class B2 4-6-0s numbers 61671 ‘Royal Sovereign’ and 61617 ‘Ford Castle’ The link system - which was operated throughout British Railways at this time was a career progression and at Cambridge these included Pilot Links shunting, Branch Goods, Mainline Goods, Branch Passenger and Express links as well as route specific links to Bletchley, the GN Hitchin and Kettering routes30

Cambridge shed received its first allocation of diesels in 195831 The following year the last 2-4-0 locomotive in traffic on British Railways Class E4 2-4-0 number 62785 was withdrawn from traffic and has been preserved in its GER guise of no 490 as part of the national collection In 2015 it was on loan to Bressingham steam museum near Diss

The shed closed 18 June 1962 and the demolition of Cambridge’s loco shed building, repair shops and loco hoists leaving the shed offices and stores buildings took place in 1965 Some of the trackage in the former loco yard was kept for stabling diesels the rest being made into a car park 32

Other shedsedit

The Great Eastern Railway opened a small motive power depot on the east side of the line at the south end of the station for its own and Great Northern Railway locomotives in 1879 This was closed by the London and North Eastern Railway in 1924, and used as a wagon works until it was demolished in 1985 The Bedfordshire and Cambridge Railway opened a small motive power depot on the west side of the line at the south end of the station in 1862 This was closed by the London Midland and Scottish Railway on 2 December 1935, but remained in use, unofficially until 1951 The building was demolished in 196432


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  22. ^ Proposed Thameslink service pattern
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External linksedit

  • Train times and station information for Cambridge railway station from National Rail
  • Historic England "Details from image database 47778" Images of England 

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