The following article is about the railway track that runs through Northumberland Park. With greater numbers coming to the new stadium when it is finished, all the infrastructure surrounding it has to be improved and this is just another element of that.
Network Rail picks VolkerFitzpatrick for £94m Meridian Water rail link upgrade
VolkerFitzpatrick has bagged the £94m contract to upgrade Network Rail’s West Anglia Main Line through north-east London. Network Rail confirmed it had awarded the contractor the deal for major track upgrade work on the line between Stratford and Edmonton’s Angel Road station.
The work will see VolkerFitzpatrick extend a third track from Stratford to Tottenham Hale and then onto a refurbished Angel Road station to allow the line to handle more services.
The upgrade will improve connectivity to the planned £3.5bn Meridian Water Housing scheme in Edmonton, which is set to deliver 8,000 homes as one of 20 proposed London housing zones.
When completed, the new railway infrastructure will support a four-trains-per-hour service between Stratford and Angel Road.
The third tracking of the line from Stratford to Tottenham Hale will be covered by Network Rail’s Control Period 5 funding settlement.
The majority of the remaining funding will come from Transport for London, with the Department for Transport and Enfield and Haringey councils also contributing.
A Network Rail spokesman said: “We can confirm that VolkerFitzpatrick is the main contractor for the work to deliver upgrades to the West Anglia Main Line between Stratford and Angel Road.
“The programme is still being finalised and more details will be released in due course.”
The project is expected to be completed in spring 2018 and will coincide with the completion of the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Angel Road station.
VolkerFitzpatrick worked alongside Network Rail and consultant Atkins to put together a feasibility report and initial design for the separate Angel Road station improvement project.