October was a hugely exciting month for Chelmsford infrastructure as the new bridge was carefully transferred, centimetre by centimetre, onto its new pillars in place across the A12 and the Railway line. I am told this is the largest piece of curved British steel infrastructure anywhere in the country. It weighs 1,500 tonnes. The new bridge will be the access to the new railway station at Beaulieu Park and the North East By Pass. It is an absolutely key part of Chelmsford’s future infrastructure.
The plans for Beaulieu Park Station are moving forward too. GB Rail Freight had put in an objection, but this has now withdrawn, so the project is progressing with all permissions in place to develop the station.
Plans for the new Beaulieu railway station design also includes a passing loop so that fast trains can overtake stopping services. This will improve the reliability of train services all across the Great Eastern Mainline and more services will be able to operate.
I would also like to thank all those who attended my recent Apprenticeship, Skills, and Jobs Fair at Anglia Ruskin University. It was absolutely buzzing with very many different companies and organisations taking part and showing the huge range of opportunities that are available for training, apprenticeships, and careers. This is the third time I have organised this event and I am already looking forward to next year. If you want to know more, please do drop an email to email@example.com "