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Improvements to the Lee Valley Rail Line will Improve Access to Eastern Hertfordshire and the East of England

June 7, 2019 3:39 PM
Originally published by West Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats
Meridian Water Station

Meridian Water Station

A £170 million rail improvement project which had its origins in the infrastructure investment plans of the Coalition Government is on the point of completion. It will include the addition of a third track to the line between Stratford and Meridian Water, a new housing and employment area in the Lee Valley centred on the old Angel Road station just south of Ponders End by the River Lee.

The new track will be 5.5 kilometers long and additional platforms will be provided at Tottenham Hale and Northumberland Park. It will significantly increase capacity on the West Anglia Main Line

These improvements will enable an extra two trains per hour to be run in each direction over the line from Autumn 2019 onwards.

When the 10,000 new homes are completed and the 6,700 job vacancies are filled it is estimated that as many as 4 milluion passeng3ers per year will be using the new Meridian Water Station.

These improvements will result in better rail connections between Cambridge and Stansted and Stratford and Liverpool Street and will boost regeneration in southeast Hertfordshire and northeast London.