Increasing capacity at Stevenage Station

We’re building a new platform and track at Stevenage station so trains from the Hertford North line (known as the Hertford Loop) can terminate and go back towards London without using up capacity on the existing tracks. This will enable more services to run in future while improving resilience and reliability.

From a wider infrastructure perspective, the work to enable trains to access the platform includes the construction of almost 2km of new railway line from Broadhall Way Bridge to Stevenage station and a set of track points.

There will also be earthworks to the existing embankment and track drainage on the left-hand side of the track travelling north into Stevenage, as well as alterations to existing signalling infrastructure.

Additionally, new overhead line equipment will be installed and two existing overbridge structures (Broadhall Bridge and Six Hills Bridge) will be modified.

Completion of the infrastructure is currently expected in 2020 and Great Northern expects to resume weekday train services in the summer 2020 timetable.

For passenger information visit the Great Northern Rail website.

For further information on the project, call Network Rail’s National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our Contact us page.