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The Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) summary of responses and outcome document was published on 24 January 2019. It outlined our decision that closure of Angel Road station should proceed.
The department sent this proposal to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for ratification, as required under legislation.
In April 2019, ORR completed the ratification process. It is now content for closure of Angel Road station to go ahead. A closure ratification notice, dated 11 April 2019 has been published on ORR’s website.
The closure will take effect on 19 May 2019. All services will switch to the new station at Meridian Water.
Consultation proposing closure of Angel Road rail station in May 2019 when Meridian Water rail station opens. Meridian Water is being built to better serve local passenger demand. We consider maintaining both stations would:
- reduce track capacity
- increase journey times along the West Anglia Main Line
- increase operating costs
By closing Angel Road rail station, Network Rail will be better able to:
- focus rail industry resources on improving the passenger rail service
- support regeneration of the surrounding area