Network Rail and Essex county Council are working together to develop proposals for the first railway station to be built on the Great Eastern main line for over 100 years.

The new station is part of a wider regeneration of the Beaulieu Park estate in Chelmsford with new road infrastructure and up to 14,000 homes.

Essex County Council, in partnership with Chelmsford City Council and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), successfully secured £218m of funding from the Government’s Housing and Infrastructure (HIF) fund together with contributions from other sources to deliver the wider scheme.

We are designing the new, three platform station to support the wider economic development of the area. It will provide additional access to the railway with regular connections to the capital and other destinations in the east of England, reducing pressure on existing stations at Chelmsford and Witham.

With a targeted opening date of 2025/26, the new station is expected to see approximately 2 million passengers in its first year of operation helping to reduce car journeys into the city centre of Chelmsford, tackling congestion on local roads and reducing pollution.

Public Engagement – Virtual Village Hall

In July 2020, Essex County Council revealed plans for the Chelmsford North East Bypass and Beaulieu station via a specially created ‘virtual village hall’. This is a web-based exhibition created specifically for the scheme and will run every day between 8am and 10pm until Friday 21 August 2020.

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If you’re interested in finding out more about this project, please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.