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1997-06-06 RTK-001
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New station planned for West Ham

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New station planned for West Ham

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6 June 1997
source Railtrack plc
type Press release

Plans for a new station at West Ham are to be put before Newham Council this month. The £3million station, which will connect the Fenchurch Street line with the Underground is planned to be built alongside the existing West Ham underground station. The new facility will provide an interchange with the new Jubilee line station as well as the existing North London Line station and District and Hammersmith & City Underground services.

Railtrack hopes to start work on site during October this year with the new station due to open during summer 1998.

The majority of work is scheduled to take place on Sundays when LTS Rail services will be diverted into Liverpool Street.

Railtrack will discuss its proposals with local residents and has pledged that once work starts every endeavour will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

Commenting on the proposals Railtrack director Michael Holden said:

"The new station, which is being built at the request of LTS Rail, will provide West Ham with an excellent fast service to the City and will open up journey opportunities eastwards towards Southend and Tilbury.

"Newham Council has been very supportive of our plans and we are hopeful that planning permission will be granted shortly."
To mark the completion of the refurbishment work there was a tour by representatives from the refurbishment partners of the bridge as well as a viewing of a selection of photographs charting the progress of the work.

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