New Chelmsford train station on the fast track

Councillors Tom Cunningham, Lesley Wagland and Kevin Bentley in hardhats and hi-vis in front of the station building construction.

Over the past few months the construction of Beaulieu Park station has reached key milestones.

Councillors Kevin Bentley, Lesley Wagland and Tom Cunningham (pictured) visited the site to see the progress. They saw how crews were able to lay a new track, complete the station structure and finish the larch roof.

Beaulieu Park will be the first railway station on the Great Eastern Main Line in over 100 years.

It will significantly reduce congestion in and around Chelmsford. It will ease pressure at Chelmsford train station and reduce car journeys into the city. In turn, residents will see less congestion and pollution on local roads.

With three platforms, it will provide travel to London Liverpool Street in 40 minutes. There will also be car parking, a public transport interchange and cycle facilities.

New transport links will also promote seamless travel in the area. For example, the Beaulieu Parkway relief road and North East Bypass.

We have committed to supporting Beaulieu Park as part of our budget for 2024/25

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