Already ideally located to the north east of the city, Beaulieu is perfectly placed to provide both residences and businesses with enhanced connections to Chelmsford, London and the wider area.
New train station
Network Rail is developing a new station at Beaulieu following a £22m investment, making commuting into the capital even quicker and easier. It is anticipated that the station will open in 2025 and is set to provide a service running every 10 minutes (approximately) at peak times.
New bus interchange & cycle routes
Proposals for the scheme also incorporate a bus interchange and substantial cycle parking, as well as a dedicated pedestrian and cycle route which will connect both the residential areas and the business park to the new rail station.
New Express Bus Service
Beaulieu residents now benefit from a brand new express bus route, service 57. This facility makes travelling to and from Chelmsford town centre and railway station a great deal easier, with expected journey times from Beaulieu into London Liverpool Street within the hour. Launched with an innovative software which allows passengers to download tickets onto their mobile device, tickets can also be renewed and real time information on expected arrival and departure times is easily accessible. For details of how to buy M tickets and timetables visit the First website here.
New road connections
Alongside the new train station, as the development matures, a new relief road will also be opened enabling a more convenient link between the A130 and junction 19 of the A12. This will not only benefit those living and working at Beaulieu, but also the wider community, creating a more convenient link connecting the A12 with routes to Braintree, Stansted and the M11. The new relief road and rail bridge are currently forecast to be completed in early 2019.