Cambridge North station

Cambridgeshire’s newest station opened 21 May 2017.

We delivered Cambridge North station as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan. The new station, located in the Chesterton area, provides an alternative connection point for commuters in the north of Cambridge, as well as improved access and journey times for passengers.

The station was opened on Sunday 21 May 2017 and opened officially by The Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, on Monday 7 August 2017.

Cambridge North is managed by train operator Greater Anglia, with Great Northern trains also stopping at the station, providing key connections to London’s King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations, and Ely, Norwich and Cambridge.

Funded by the Department for Transport and developed by Network Rail in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, the station serves Cambridge Science and Business Parks, and the suburb of Chesterton. 


The key to unlocking growth

The new station is expected to boost the growth of the existing economy a well as attracting new housing and businesses to the Chesterton area as shown by the proposed plans for CB4. The joint scheme between Network Rail and Brookgate is expected to bring up to 1,000 new homes, a hotel, retail outlets and offices. 

Alleviating congestion

The new station’s easily accessible location, next to the A14 and A10, combined with its three platforms, parking for 450 vehicles and 1,000 cycles, helps to alleviate congestion on the roads and platforms of Cambridge City.

Modern and sustainable

The modern design of the station is made apparent by the eye-catching aluminium cladding, which has been perforated into the pattern known as the ‘Game of Life’ – created by Cambridge University lecturer, John Conway. Other modern features include the solar panels which will generate up to 10 per cent of the station’s power.

Getting to the station

By car:

Follow directions to Milton Rd (CB4), then turn off of Milton Road onto Cowley Road (CB4 0DL). Once on Cowley Road, continue straight down to the end of the road until you come to a junction – bear right.

If you wish to park in the main car park (non-disabled), soon after bearing right, take the first left, following signs to the car park.

If you wish to park in a disabled space or drop someone off, after bearing right, continue straight, heading towards the main station building.

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By cycle or foot:

  • Via Cowley Road: Follow the same directions described above for the disabled parking, but stay on the appropriate cycle/foot paths running parallel to the road.
  • Via Mossbank access: Follow directions to Mossbank Road (CB4 1UR). Once on Mossbank Road, continue down the road until you come to the entrance on your right-hand side. Staying on the appropriate foot/cyle paths, take the first right around the mini-roundabout until you reach the cycle parking or station entrance.
  • Via Milton Road: Follow directions to Milton Road then take the turning opposite 383 Milton Road (CB4 1SR) onto the foot/cycle paths which run parallel to the new Cambridgeshire Guided Busway route.

To find out how to get to the station using the Busway or other local bus services, please visit

If you’re interested in finding out more about Cambridge North station, please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.