The Anonymous Widower

West Anglia Route Improvement – Angel Road Station – 27th February 2017


Angel Road station is not the easiest to get to, with about two trains per day. This one of the reasons, that STAR is being built to increase the number of trains to Angel Road station to four trains per hour (tph).

This morning, I took the 0:36 from Lea Bridge station, which arrived at Angel Road at 08:48.

After taking a few pictures, I crossed the line on the footbriodge and took the 08:52 South to Tottenham Hale station.

These are the pictures I took.

This Google Map shows the station.


Angel Road is not an attractive station.

  • The recycling plant to the West of the station doesn’t help.
  • But it does have plenty of space.
  • There is space behind Platform 1 to put a bay platform to act as the Northern terminus for the STAR service.
  • The station could be within walking distance of the Edmonton Premier Inn, the Tesco Superstore and IKEA.
  • But as the current entrance to the station is on Conduit Lane, you wouldn’t start from there.

Under Future in the Wikipedia entry for the station, this is said.

The London Borough of Enfield announced in January 2014 that the station being an integral part of the proposed Meridian Water development would be turned into a ‘thriving’ new hub and renamed as Meridian Water. The £3.5 billion project is being supported with funds from the Greater London Authority and Enfield Council, and will create up to 10,000 homes, meaning improvements to the railway station will be carried out to cope with the increase in patronage.

Hopefully, the station will be transformed, very much for the better.


Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 will call at Angel Road station.

In the March 2017 Edition of Modern Railways, it was said that the designers of Crossrail 2 were looking at the possibility of a turnback platform at Tottenham Hale station.

But would this turnback platform be easier to build at Angel Road station?

Certainly, the space and the scrapyard at the current Angel Road station have interesting development possibilities.

Meridian Water Station

After reading Colin’s comment to the original post, I have created a new post about Meridian Water station.


February 27, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,


  1. I had always hoped that IKEA were asked to design the station at Angel Road…

    Comment by james | February 28, 2017 | Reply

  2. I don’t know what will happen at Angel Road, but given the history of the Lea Valley, I’d have a wide ste-free garden bridge over the station and the road alongside. I think IKEA, Tesco and the Premier Inn would go for that!. The bridge woulds lead you into the development and to the River Lea.

    If Crossrail 2 ever arrives, you might extend the bridge.

    It could give a whole new meaning to a Parkway station.

    Comment by AnonW | February 28, 2017 | Reply

  3. Hi there, I read your blog every day, I find it very interesting.

    I just have a comment on this particular thread.

    i think you will find that Angel Road station as it is now, is due to be re-built in the next couple of years as part of Haringey’s Meridian Water Development and will be re-located to a point South of the North Circular near toWilloughby Lane. This link gives some idea under Item 14.

    Comment by Colin | February 28, 2017 | Reply

  4. […] with similar signs of a new station at Meridian Water, it seems to be good news for those who want new […]

    Pingback by Worcestershire Parkway Station Under Way « The Anonymous Widower | March 3, 2017 | Reply

  5. […] reading Colin’s comment to the recent Angel Road station post and looking at the FAQ on the Meridian Water web site., I created this Google Map of the area along […]

    Pingback by West Anglia Route Improvement – Meridian Water Station – 1st March 2017 « The Anonymous Widower | March 3, 2017 | Reply

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