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 £34m contributions the South East Local Enterprise Partnership and developer Countryside Zest to deliver the wider scheme.
The new, three platform station is being designed to support the wider economic development of the area and its constructed will include cycleways, pathways bike storage and car parking.
It will provide additional access to the railway with regular connections to the capital (only 40 minutes from London Liverpool Street station) and other destinations in the east of England. New tracks will enable stopping services to call at the station while allowing fast trains to pass through unimpeded.
With a targeted opening date of 2025/26, the new station will help to relieve pressure for the busy, Chelmsford station and help reduce car journeys into the city tackling congestion on local roads and reducing pollution.
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In December 2021, Essex County Council, working with Chelmsford City Council, have submitted a planning application for the Chelmsford North East bypass, part of a £250 million investment which also includes a new railway station at Beaulieu.
You can still access the Essex Planning portal for information.
Planning determination is expected in early 2022.
For More Information
If you have any enquiries or comments regarding the bypass or the station plans please email: CNEB@essexhighways.org
For further information visit www.essex.gov.uk/chelmsford-north-east-bypass
You can also contact us about the new station by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41. You can follow us on Twitter @networkrailANG and use the hashtag #BeaulieuPark