Crossrail Improvements on show for Brentwood and Shenfield Rail Users - Network Rail Release

By Network Rail

Crossrail Improvements on show for Brentwood and Shenfield Rail Users - Network Rail Release

Rail users in Brentwood and Shenfield will have the chance to find out more about the improvements Crossrail will bring to their railway at a public information day later this month.

Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London and the south east. The project will enhance public transport capacity at Brentwood and Shenfield; new and faster direct travel opportunities will be available to the City, West End, and Heathrow. As part of the project, improvements will be made to Brentwood and Shenfield stations.

Network Rail, which is delivering these works on behalf of Crossrail, is currently developing its outline designs for the stations. To give local people the opportunity to find out more about the project, Crossrail and Network Rail are holding a public information day in the Gwendoline Lewis room in Shenfield Parish Hall on Wednesday 27 July between 2.30pm-8pm. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions about the improvements being made to the railway and to stations.

Simon Bennett, Crossrail head of stakeholder engagement, said: “Crossrail will enhance public transport capacity for Brentwood and Shenfield, providing new and faster direct travel opportunities to the City, West End, and Heathrow. We invite everyone to come along to our public information session to find out more about this exciting project.”

Tony Rai, Network Rail project manager, said: "Network Rail is making a multi-billion pound investment to transform the existing railway to make Crossrail a success. We’re delighted to be able to show the people of Brentwood and Shenfield the progress we’re making in our designs for Crossrail's north-east section. This work will prepare the way for more seats, better stations and a more frequent and reliable service for passengers."

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About Crossrail

Crossrail will run 118km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London's key business districts. When it opens from 2018, Crossrail will provide new transport links with the Tube, Thameslink, National Rail, DLR and London Overground.

Network Rail delivering Crossrail

Network Rail is a key partner in Crossrail and is making significant investment in upgrading the network around the Capital to deliver it. This complements Network Rail’s other work to increase capacity and improve performance across Britain.

Network Rail is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the parts of Crossrail that are on the existing network. Its work will integrate Crossrail with the national rail network, delivering faster, more frequent trains into central London from the east and west. The work includes upgrading 70km of track, redeveloping 27 stations, and renewing 15 bridges.

Network Rail will do all of this on an active operational railway, delivering vital upgrade works whilst minimising disruption to train services.

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