Proposed Opening Dates

There are a number of proposed railway stations and lines that currently have planned dates for opening in the future and these are listed below. These are subject to change depending on delays caused by funding, technical issues or construction. There are some projects that are of interest to many and these are covered below the following timeline.

Timeline

Last Updated: 29/05/2017 – See changes below

June 2017

  • Swanage Link

December 2017

  • Kenilworth
  • Ordsall Chord

2017/18

  • Marsh Barton
  • Edginswell

2018

  • Maghull North
  • Halton curve
  • Crossrail
  • Broadway
  • Reading Green Park
  • Worcestershire Parkway

2019

  • Portishead
  • Dalcross (Inverness Airport)
  • Kintore
  • Robroyston
  • Meridian Water

2020

  • Croxley Rail Link
  • Northern Line extension to Battersea

Stations awaiting set date

  • East Linton
  • Reston
  • West Warrington
  • Horden
  • New Bermondsey (formerly Surrey Canal Road)

Reopenings of Interest

A number of stations have not got reopening dates within the next two years set yet but many are interested in their current status;

New Bermondsey (formerly Surrey Canal Road) – The concrete box that would house the ticket office for this railway station was constructed as part of the opening of the East London Line.  Funding for the station should be provided by the developer of New Bermondsey prior to work starting as part of the planning requirements and it should be delivered by TfL within two years of this happening.

Belford – GRIP4 has been completed and GRIP5 should start soon

Beaulieu Park – Chelmsford City Council agreed a Planning agreement with Countryside, who are delivering a 3,600 home development north east of Chelmsford to build a railway station at Beaulieu Park.

Barking Riverside – Transport for London is consulting on the opportunity to extend the London Overground from Barking to this large development in East London. There was also a proposal to extend the DLR to Dagenham Dock Railway Station through the development site but this was postponed due to funding constraints and the London Overground extension has replaced it. There are also some proposals to extend the line from Barking Riverside under the Thames to Thamesmead.

Ashington – The restoration of rail services to Ashington has been included in the Northern Rail ITT.

Latest Updates

29/05/2017 Cambridge North opened. Swanage Link to open in June.

02/04/2017 Ilkeston and Low Moor opened. Swanage link expected to open in the Summer.

04/03/2017 Added Worcestershire Parkway for 2018.

27/01/2017 Added Meridian Water to 2019.

20/01/2017 Robroyston added to 2019. Ilkeston opening 2 April 2016. Kenilworth opening December 2017. Added Marsh Barton and Edginswell to 2017/18.

18/12/2016 Ilkeston postponed to Q1 2017.

22/10/2016 Maghull North to open in May 2018. Ilkeston postponed to December 2016.

07/08/2016 Low Moor pushed to Spring 2017. Broadway added to open in 2018. Ilkeston expected to be October 2016

25/06/2016 Kirkstall Forge opened. Cambridge North moved to Spring 2017. Kenilworth moved to Summer 2017.

31/05/2016 Crossrail, Kintore and Dalcross added.

10/04/2016 Kirkstall Forge moved to May. Low Moor postponed to Summer 2016.  Added 2018 and 2019.

19/03/2016 Coventry Arena and Bermuda Park opened. Kirkstall Forge moved to April and Lea Bridge moved to May. Swanage to Wareham link postponed to early 2017. Cambridge North postponed to December 2016.

25/12/2015 Apperley Bridge and Cranbrook open on 13th December. Bermuda Park and Coventry Arena (formerly Ricoh Arena) moved to January.

25/11/2015 Cranbrook delayed to December, Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge delayed to January 2016. Portway Park and Ride and Horden removed.

19/08/2015 Apperley Bridge delayed until September, Cranbrook delayed until October

07/06/2015 Newcourt Opens, Bermuda Park and Ricoh Arena delayed until September, Lea Bridge moved to March 2016.

15/05/2015 Newcourt, Oxford Parkway, Kirkstall Forge, Swanage Link, Bermuda Park and Ricoh Arena delayed

21/03/2015 Cranbrook delayed.

11/12/2014 – Newcourt delayed until Spring 2015. Ilkeston delayed until late 2015

05/10/2014 Horden expected in May 2016. Added Swanage Link and Fleetwood to Poulton

16/08/2014 – Portway Park and Ride expected in April 2016

01/08/2014 – Lea Bridge appears to be unlikely to open in December 2014 and Cranbrook expected in January 2015.

26/07/2014 – Ilkeston delayed to Spring 2015

3 comments

  1. Not a good record for opening on time this year. There seem to be many reasons for these delays, some probably due to there being too many different bodies involved.

  2. Beaulieu Park – Cheltenham City Council agreed a Planning agreement with Countryside, who are delivering a 3,600 home development north east of Chelmsford to build a railway station at Beaulieu Park.

    Should be Chelmsford City Council (easily done)

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