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All aboard for Meridian Water
by Natalie Vincent Fri 9 February 2018, 4:24 pm
Work has started on building a train station at Enfield Council's flagship regeneration project.
Meridian Water station will replace the current station at Angel Road and is expected to accommodate four million passengers over the next 20 years during the area's transformation.
Forming part of Network Rail's £170 million improvement scheme to build a better railway network across the Upper Lee Valley, the new station will open in 2019, taking passengers directly south to Stratford London and London Liverpool Street, and north to Stansted and Cambridge.
Train connections from Meridian Water will be 17 minutes direct to Stratford London, 24 minutes to London Liverpool Street, 22 minutes to London City Airport and 43 minutes to Heathrow.
Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: "The new station is an integral part of a project to deliver £170 million of improvements across the Upper Lee Valley over the next two years, as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.
"With passenger demand growing, this investment will bring better rail services and support economic growth, jobs and housing opportunities in this area."
The proposed 85-ha development will comprise 10,000 new homes and is expected to open up thousands of new jobs.
Doug Taylor, leader of Enfield Council said: "Enfield Council is continuing to take direct control of this significant regeneration at Meridian Water, and working with our partners at Network Rail as well as our local communities, real progress is being made to realise our commitment to deliver a truly special new piece of London."