The Croydon area is the busiest, most congested and most complex part of the country’s rail network.
The lack of capacity at East Croydon station and the complex series of junctions north of Croydon, the Selhurst triangle, delays trains across the Brighton Main Line and the wider network every time an incident occurs.
It also means there is no capacity to run more trains to meet future passenger growth, which will lead to overcrowding in the years ahead unless action is taken.
To deliver their proposals, they need to obtain powers to work outside the railway boundary through a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO). They are currently in the process of preparing an application for these powers, referred to as the East Croydon to Selhurst Junction Capacity Enhancement Scheme (‘the Scheme').
The Scheme, ‘East Croydon to Selhurst Junction Capacity Enhancement Scheme’, is the subject of this consultation.
Network Rail has produced the following animation to explain their proposals.
From the 1st June to 28th June, you can chat online, or from the 1st June to the 17th July, you can call 020 7118 0684 between specific times.
Network Rail is also looking to hold further consultation events in September, subject to further advice.
Open to the public, it is possible to particpate in this consultation or sign up to the news.
Please find the link below to ensure you have your say.