£74m boost for Enfield rail improvements
by James Wood Tue 1 October 2013, 1:02 pm
The Greater London Authority (GLA) and Network Rail are investing a combined £74 million to improve Enfield's railway system, the council has announced.
The money will be used for a third track to provide a "metro-style service" in Enfield, which will see four trains an hour connecting the borough to Tottenham Hale and Stratford, with its international station, tube and national rail services, by 2017.
A new station is also planned for the western side of the borough’s key development opportunity, Meridian Water.
Neil Rousell, the council’s director of regeneration, leisure and culture, made the announcement at the first Opportunity Enfield Round Table yesterday (September 30), focusing on Meridian Water and organised by 3Fox International.
He said: "In terms of the connectivity to the site, we have been working hard to create this situation for a new railway and I’m pleased that the GLA and Network Rail are now providing the £74 million necessary for the improvements.
"This railway line link will provide access to Stansted airport and the developments there. Of course, this whole development sits within the London mayor’s Opportunity Area Planning Framework, one of the reasons why he is so keen to work with us on developing this site."
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