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09.06.15

First new rail station in London since 2011 gets go-ahead

The first new rail station to be built in London since 2011 has been approved for Beam Park as part of a new housing development.

Beam Park station, the first new station since Stratford International opened in 2011, will provide a 20-minute link with Fenchurch Street.

It will be located on the London, Tilbury and Southend Line as part of the Essex Thameside franchise, operated by c2c, between Dagenham Dock and Rainham.

It is to be built in partnership with Network Rail, Transport for London and c2c, with £9m of the funding coming from TfL’s growth fund.

TfL’s director of borough planning, Alex Williams, said: “Excellent transport links are key to supporting growth and regeneration across London. Beam Park is a prime example of how TfL is using its Growth Fund to work with the GLA and the boroughs to secure the delivery of transport schemes that will unlock development.”

The 29-hectare site in Beam Park, bisected by the Beam River, is one of the largest areas of land earmarked for new development . It is thought that the area could host close to 2,000 new homes with the potential for up to 5000 in associated nearby developments. 

Cllr Roger Ramsay, leader of Havering Council, said: “The news from the Mayor of London that the Beam Park development is set to go ahead is wonderful. I am delighted that residents in the Rainham area will see a dramatic improvement in the provision of homes and jobs, and significantly improved transport links.”

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Andrew Gwilt   10/06/2015 at 00:19

Corringham in Essex is also in plans to have a new train station even its next door to Stanford-le-Hope and the station in Stanford-le-Hope is nearly a mile away from Corringham and the new station could be built before Thurrock Council could get the planning permission to build 300 new homes even the land its closer to the A13 as well the railway line.

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