Solum, the developers of the Bishop’s Stortford Goods Yard site, have announced that local residents and rail users will see some changes around the train station over the coming months as the regeneration project starts to take shape.
The development will provide over 500 new homes, a new station square, a hotel, new retail space, offices and transport enhancements. In the upcoming months residents will see some of the benefits of the regeneration scheme, which will include:
- A new link road, transport interchange and station square outside the station. This will include a bus stop directly outside the station and will shorten passenger travel time on some routes. Residents will be able to use this by the end of 2019;
- The multi-storey car park is expected to be completed by September 2019. Once completed it will provide covered car parking close to the station and bike storage.
- Improved pedestrian and cycle links from the station to the town centre and the river.
There will be some changes in the area over the coming months whilst the new link road and bus station are being completed. These will occur from early June and will include:
- Diversions to the 308 and 309 bus routes from the 5th June which will temporarily run every 45 minutes rather than every 30 minutes. These changes will be in place whilst work is carried out on the new link road and bus station residents will receive leaflets (please see attached) informing them of the new timetables in the near future;
- Relocation of the taxi rank from the 3rd June 2019 to the nearby car park to the nearby station car park;
- Closure of Dane Street to vehicles along the southern section of the road. The northern section running from the A1250 roundabout to Station Road will remain open;
- Changes to the current pedestrian routes around the current site from 5th June these will be clearly sign posted;
- Removal of the current informal drop-off and pick-up points outside the station from 5th June, which will be replaced by a time limited free of charge pick/up drop off point within the car park.Matthew Serginson, Development Director with Solum, said:“Our development will regenerate the Goods Yard Site, bringing new homes, new retail space, a link road that will cut down passenger travel time to and from the train station and a new bus interchange.Local residents will see the completion of the new link road and new bus stops in the near future. Whilst we are excited to deliver these aspects of the project, delivering them may bring some minor disruptions which we aim to minimise as much as possible.Whilst this is a major project with multiple partners working on its many aspects, Solum is managing the project. If residents experience any issues, they can reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or they can call us on 0800 038 5850.”The redevelopment is being delivered by Solum, a Network Rail and Kier Property joint venture. More information is available on a dedicated project website – www.goodsyardsite.co.uk – which allows residents to sign up to a regular newsletter.Public contact points
Public Hotline 0800 038 5850