Lee Valley upgrade in readiness for Crossrail 2

THE Lee Valley route through north-east London will be receiving a major upgrade over the next few years.

The route forms a key section of the proposed Crossrail 2 route, and is also part of extensive regeneration plans for the area.

An artist’s impression of the rebuilt Northumberland Park station, which will gain a third track and a new island platform to allow an extra two trains every hour on the Lee Valley route. NR

To cope with the predicted increase in demand, a third track is being built between Stratford and Angel Road, which will be at the heart of a major residential and commercial redevelopment scheme.

As well as the extra track, the £170million Lee Valley Rail Programme includes new island platforms and footbridges at Northumberland Park station (pictured) and Tottenham Hale to improve access and create extra capacity. Work will also include strengthening the River Lea bridge near Tottenham Hale to support a third track, and installing foundations for new overhead line structures and track renewals near Lea Bridge station.

A level crossing has also been closed at Northumberland Park and is being replaced by a fully accessible pedestrian footbridge.

Once complete, the additional track will enable two extra trains each hour on the Lee Valley route.

The work is jointly funded by the Department for Transport, the London Local Enterprise Partnership (now known as LEAP), Transport for London, and Enfield Council.

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