Building more tracks on the West Anglia Main Line would bring tens of thousands of new jobs and new homes to boost economic growth between London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.
That is the view of the West Anglia Taskforce, which believes more tracks would lead to faster journeys, more trains and doubling of current capacity when Crossrail 2 is built.
It wants the WAML increased from a two-track to a four-track railway, claiming that services on the line are severely hampered by the two-track railway between Coppermill Junction (south of Tottenham Hale) and Broxbourne Junction. It says adding two more tracks could deliver an additional four trains per hour to some stops, while reducing journey times from Cambridge to Liverpool Street.
- For more on this story, read RAIL 795 published on March 2