Last month we completed a project to increase capacity on the West Anglia Main Line between Enfield and Stratford – the Lee Valley Rail Programme.

It formed part of our London Railway Upgrade Plan to create new connections and bolster capacity during peak hour by 30 per cent.

It included the official opening of Meridian Water railway station in Enfield in June and the launch of additional train services between Meridian Water and Stratford from 9 September, providing more seats for passengers.

Here’s a rundown of the Lee Valley Rail Programme in numbers:

£170m: the total value of the project, for which we carried out a raft of improvements from 2017.

Meridian Water – a brand-new railway station for London

Four million: the number of people each year who are expected – at Meridian Water’s peak – to use the new station. That’s the equivalent to three times the population of Birmingham!

5.5km: the amount of new, third track we installed between Lea Bridge and Meridian Water stations. This will allow for an extra two services an hour, helping relieve congestion on this busy commuter route. 

2,400: the number of concrete sleepers laid for the new track between Lea Bridge and Meridian Water – almost twice the length of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge from Dartford to Thurrock.

New track between Lea Bridge and Meridian Water

11,000: how many football spectators travel to the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, helped by the Lee Valley Rail Programme’s upgrade of Northumberland Park railway station. The improvements included a new pedestrian bridge with fully accessible ramps and the permanent closure of a level crossing, improving safety.

Footage shows the first spans of the footbridge being installed over 21 weeks: