A plan for a proposed railway station on the Midland Mainline and Thameslink could be brought forward to a 2022 opening date as part of plans to accelerate rail proposals supporting the Brent Cross Cricklewood development. A consultation into the plans has been opened before an application is submitted to revise the phases of the development.
Plans have been submitted for a railway station at Robroyston following the agreement of funding earlier this year. A two platform railway station will be delivered as part of this programme with 150m platforms that can accommodate 6 car trains.
A railway station has been proposed towards the north of Bishop’s Stortford during a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. All key stakeholders have advised that they are not currently intending to move forward with Bishop’s Stortford North railway station.
John Laing Infrastructure are working with Network Rail to investigate the feasibility of building the railway station at Addenbrookes. If no major infrastructure works are required to develop the station, it has been suggested that it could be built without public money. It is understood that there are potential timetable implications to deliver this railway station.
Glasgow City Council Executive Board are set to debate a funding package on Thursday that could accelerate construction of the proposed railway station at Robroyston so that it opens in the next few years. The funding proposal will see the council offer £10m to complete the funding package for the railway station with it repaid by contributions from the developer building 1,600 houses on two development sites nearby.
The private developer behind the alternative private proposal for a railway station at Norton also known as Worcestershire Parkway have advised that they will be submitting their own planning application in early 2017.
Developers have been investigating the possibility of creating a railway station at Welborne in Hampshire as part of a prospective 6,000 home development.
The owner of 40 acres of land near junction 29 of the M8 has proposed that a Personal Rapid Transit system using pods similar to those at Heathrow Airport would run between Glasgow Airport and a relocated Paisley St James railway station.
The developers of the site at Kirkstall Forge have revealed that 170-180 people per day are using the railway station that opened just two months ago.
Source: West Leeds Dispatch
A decision on the delivery of 1,100 homes has been deferred so that planners can engage local residents. The plan has reserved land for a railway station with the former Buchan line passing the site.
As part of the Chesterton Cirencester development, a rail link between Cirencester and Kemble has been proposed.
There has been an unhappy response from a local community group following proposals by a housing developer to build a railway platform on the Midland Norfolk Railway.
MNR have asked for improvements to a nearby level crossing and road bridge due to concerns about the increase in traffic.
The London Mayor has announced who the developer of Beam Park will be putting in place a further key step to deliver a development that will include a railway station on the C2C line into London Fenchurch Street.
Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd with London and Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) will take forward the regeneration of Beam Park
Beam Park rail station will provide a rapid 20-minute link into Fenchurch Street in the heart of the City, giving residents a quick trip into work and also encouraging businesses to move into the area. The station is fully funded and will be built in partnership with Network Rail, Transport for London and C2C Rail, and has been awarded £9 million from TfL’s Growth Fund. The Fund is designed to provide targeted investment in transport improvements to help unlock regeneration areas across the Capital, in instances where funding is difficult to secure from other sources.
A local councillor has pushed for a railway station to be opened to serve the Wixams housing development to relieve traffic on the road into Bedford. A meeting was held in November by Bedford Borough Council, Network Rail and developers Gallagher Estates. Discussions included how the funding gap of approx £12m can be reduced and options for additional finance. A further meeting will be held in six months time.
A proposed Garden Village near Little Tey could require the provision of a railway station following a consultation into the development. The station would be located on the East Anglia Mainline.