The Anonymous Widower

Is Essex Road Station Ripe For Redevelopment?

Essex Road station in London, is architecturally-challenged to say the least. if you venture underground to the trains, there are a couple of large clean lifts and dimly-lit passages to stations, that still have echoes of Network South East.

 

Essex Road Station

Essex Road Station

But things are looking up on the trains front, in that the new Govia Thameslink franchise has committed to running more trains through the station, including later on weekday nights and at weekends. It also looks like Crossrail 2 has decided on its route and it would appear that the chances are, the new line will by-pass Essex Road station.

The station sits on a prominent and quite large corner site as this aerial view from Google shows.

Essex Road Station

Essex Road Station

So it would appear that a whole lot of reasons exist for the site to be redeveloped as perhaps much-needed quality housing. Transport links, size and location are all good and the deep-level station is in crying need of a refurbishment. The only constraint is that provision might need to be left for a very unlikely new rail or Underground line.

Properly developed it would be an asset to the area.

 

 

September 8, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

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