Station milestone

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 25 September 2018, 1:52 pm

A new train station is on course to open in Enfield in Summer 2019 with 80% of tracks now laid.

Over 4.4km of track was installed on what will become the third line between Lea Bridge and the new Meridian Water station on the West Anglia mainline, which will allow two additional trains per hour to serve the stations.

This forms part of Network Rail’s £170 million Lee Valley Rail programme, which will provide much-needed increased capacity on a busy section of the West Anglia main line and also reduce delays between Cheshunt and Stratford stations.

The station and track works will unlock sites for housing development and act as a catalyst for the planned £6 billion regeneration scheme in Enfield, also called Meridian Water, according to Network Rail's route managing director for Anglia, Meliha Duymaz. She said: "This is a major milestone in the completion of the track works, which will help to meet growing passenger demand on the West Anglia main line as part of our railway upgrade plan.

"We continue to focus on pressing ahead with the remaining works, including station upgrades, overhead line installs and other works which will enable Greater Anglia to run additional trains from next year. I’d like to thank everyone for their continued patience while the work is carried out."