Lee Valley Rail Programme

As part of our Railway Upgrade Plan, we’re delivering £170m of improvements across the Upper Lee Valley area from 2017 to 2019

We are delivering the programme on behalf of our funding partners: the UK Government, the London Local Enterprise Partnership (known as “LEAP) and the Mayor of London, Transport for London and local authorities.

We’re building an additional track between Stratford and Angel Road stations which will reduce congestion for passengers, increase the number of trains per hour and support regeneration across the Upper Lee Valley area.

This project is part of our London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30 per cent.

Our Programme

The programme will include the following improvement work:

  1. Building a third track between Stratford and Angel Road to enable two more trains per hour to run.
  2. Building a new station south of the existing Angel Road station to serve the new Meridian Water development.
  3. Making improvements at Tottenham Hale station including new platforms, lifts and a new accessible footbridge.
  4. Upgrading Northumberland Park station, including building an additional platform and new step-free footbridge.
  5. Refurbishing or replacing several bridges, upgrading signals, installing power cables and additional overhead power lines from Stratford to Angel Road stations.


Lineside neighbours

We’re providing lineside neighbours with notification of our work throughout the programme. We’ll also be holding public information events to explain when the upgrade work will be taking place and how it might impact lineside neighbours and the wider community. To find out more, please contact our helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our Contact us page.


We’re working with train operator Greater Anglia to keep passengers informed of any disruptions to their services and thank them for their patience as we deliver this important upgrade work.

Passengers are advised to check the Greater Anglia and National Rail websites before they travel at weekends, and allow extra time for journeys.

View leaflet on weekend services between Liverpool Street and Cheshunt leaflet (PDF)


Work began in spring 2017 and is expected to finish in 2019.