(apologies for this not being in the correct forum ...I can't see an obvious place?)
Can anyone shed any light on the 'lea valley rail programme' - the project to install a third track between Tottenham Hale and a new station north of Angel Road (which will be closed) called Meridian Water? The info being given out by Network rail isn't full of detail and I would particularly like answers to....
1. Is the project capable of being eventually made into a four-track line? Are the works being done with this in mind? 2. Does the new footbridge that's replaced the level crossing at Northumberland Park allow for a fourth track in the future? 3. Is it being kept to a single extra track simply to save money or is there some big engineering obstacle preventing a fourth track?
I personally look at the whole project with dismay as what really needs to done is the installation (or re-installation for most of its length) of two more tracks between Coppermill junction and the point where the Hertford East tracks turn off. Id like to think this is an eventual goal and this third track will allow for that to happen but looking at the works so far with repositioned electrics seemingly placed over where a fourth track would be placed, this doesn't seem to be the case?