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Chelmsford rail station to New Street development

Last updated: October 2017

Contractors will start work on Monday 30 October at the north-east side of Chelmsford train station, next to the taxi rank and Townfield Street car park.

The Mill Yard Gateway project will create a new link connecting the station with the Marconi quarter, East-wood House, New Street and Anglia Ruskin University.

The project will create new pedestrian paths and cycleways to the station’s north entrance and to Victoria Road. Drop-off vehicle routes will be moved to the north side of the station alongside an enhanced taxi rank. There will be a new bridge over the path to station car parking on Mill Yard.

At present the link to the east is awkward, through a very narrow tunnel. For decades, pedestrians have walked around the Marconi factory to get to New Street and Anglia Ruskin University. This project and the Bellway Homes redevelopment will provide a new direct route.

The work will run from October 2017 to April 2018. There will be piling and earth moving, with construction vehicles coming and going throughout the week, so please be prepared for some disruption in access to the station from Railway Street or Victoria Road. The contractor will work with the City Council and Greater Anglia to minimise inconvenience.

You can find information about the project at

For any enquiries, please email Roger Estop at

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