New station for Stanford-le-Hope

Overview

Plans are underway for a major redevelopment of Stanford-le-Hope railway station, creating a modern transport hub with space for buses, cyclists and vehicle drop-offs.

Stanford-le-Hope rail station and transport connections are vital for access to new jobs at London Gateway and the Thames Enterprise Park, as well as local housing developments.

What's planned

Much of the current station area will be cleared and buildings demolished. The new station will provide:

  • step-free access from the street
  • waiting rooms
  • toilets
  • shops
  • customer information
  • a wider platform with covered waiting areas on the London-bound side
  • a footbridge with lifts

Outside the station there will be space for transport connections, including:

  • 3 bus spaces
  • 2 taxi spaces with a shelter
  • 2 drop-off spaces for cars
  • 84 secure cycle parking spaces
  • safe walking areas for pedestrians

Work is being funded by the government's Local Growth Deal, the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP) and planning obligation funding from DP World. Our project partners are DP World, c2c and Network Rail.

What's happening now

Proposals were approved, subject to conditions, by Planning Committee on 8 February 2018.

The site will be cleared by the end of February 2018 and the main works will begin by the end of March 2018. Work is expected to take 18 months.

While works take place, there will be temporary ticket office and access to platforms. Train services will continue running to timetable.

You can view documents and plans at Planning application documents: redevelopment of existing station.