Brent Cross proposal accelerated

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.

Source: Barnet Council

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Addenbrookes could be built without public money

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.

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Robroyston funding plan could bring forward opening date

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.

Mayor announces Beam Park developer

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.

Councillor pushes for Wixams to be built 1

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.

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