New station for Stanford-le-Hope

Overview

Plans are under way 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
  • a small coffee vendor
  • customer information signs
  • 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:

  • bus spaces
  • taxi spaces with a shelter
  • drop-off spaces for cars
  • 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

All the facilities required could not fit in the space available at the existing site using initial designs, so a new concept is being developed.

Following a review of the scheme, transport features will now be built on council-owned land at the opposite side of London Road.

Design work is well underway, with construction work due to start in the latter half of 2020.