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Rail services update

12 January 2023

Upgrades to Westenhanger station

Creating a connected community is part of our vision for Otterpool Park, providing excellent rail transport links into the local area and London.

Upgrades to Westenhanger station and the provision of a fast service to London are a priority. Short platforms and access restrictions mean that the current station is not fit for purpose. Enhancements to the station will cater for the new community and will be a local transport and community hub. In line with our ambition for a sustainable development, our plans include a bus interchange and a cycle storage park, helping to encourage modal shift away from the use of the private car and towards walking, cycling and public transport.

We are working with Network Rail to set out the specifications for the enhanced station, which will be delivered in three phases.

We recently met with the Department for Transport to discuss the principle of High Speed service provision at Westenhanger. If our ambitions are realised, this would provide an excellent High Speed rail service from Otterpool Park – offering direct services to London St Pancras in approximately 50 minutes.

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