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Beaulieu Park Station

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, 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 station is being designed to support the wider economic development of the area and its constructed will include:

  • Three platforms with a central loop line and new tracks to enable stopping services to call at the station while allowing fast trains to pass through unimpeded.
  • Step free access to all platforms via 2 lifts
  • Ticketing facilities, with ticket vending machines and a gate line
  • Accessible toilets, baby change facilities, waiting area and space for retail/catering
  • Three platforms with a central loop line and new tracks to enable stopping services to call at the station while allowing fast trains to pass through unimpeded.
  • Step free access to all platforms via 2 lifts
  • Ticketing facilities, with ticket vending machines and a gate line
  • Accessible toilets, baby change facilities, waiting area and space for retail/catering
  • Parking for over 700 cars, 5% of which to be designated Blue Badge bays, and motorcycle spaces, as well as dedicated parking for station staff, emergency services, and a dedicated space for service access.
  • Pick up and drop off area with dedicated taxi bays
  • A bus interchange including bus stands for local services
  • 500 spaces for cycle parking and storage
  • Pedestrian and cycle access routes to the station
  • A bus interchange including bus stands for local services
  • Parking for over 700 cars, 5% of which to be designated Blue Badge bays, and motorcycle spaces, as well as dedicated parking for station staff, emergency services, and a dedicated space for service access.
  • Pick up and drop off area with dedicated taxi bays

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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Latest News

March 2022

Network Rail submitted an application to Chelmsford City Council on 4 March 2022 seeking to discharge the ‘Reserved Matters’ and conditions of the outline planning permission granted in 2013.

The City Council is running a consultation to allow the public to comment on the Reserved Matters which includes:

  • Treatment of the public realm
  • Station operational buildings
  • Passenger facilities and concourse
  • Size and distribution of commercial space
  • Arboriculture Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Management Plan
  • Archaeological evaluation

The public consultation closes on until 20 April 2022

February 2022

Network Rail awarded the contract to complete the final phase of design for the first new station on the Great Eastern main line for over 100 years, to J Murphy and Sons Ltd.

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 #BeaulieuParkStation

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