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Connecting Havering

Thu 15 August 2019, 12:22 pm

Havering Council is currently undertaking high level feasibility work looking at the potential for a north-south public transport connection within the borough.

The link would connect the two emerging Housing Zones in Rainham andRomford as well as provide connections further north to Collier Row and Harold Hill.

All options have been looked at from a rapid bus link, tram light railway and possible monorail.

The council is working with the Thames Estuary Commission to unlock the borough’s position on the river. It is also in talks with TFL to bring the Thames Clipper to Rainham along with looking at the possibility for a new marina in the borough.

Better transport within the borough means good news for businesses and better journeys for residents. Reduced journey times will bring more jobs, champion potential and improve aspiration within the borough. And these better connections will put Havering the map as a great borough to live, work and do business in.

Connectivity also includes digital. Many areas in Rainham do not have broadband. The Council has secured external funding for a project that will start to install broadband to many parts of Rainham.

*The rail line from Romford to Upminster will be getting a new Elizabeth-style train by the end of this year.

Being built by transport giant Bombardier, the upgrade is a new four-carriage train, featuring air conditioning, live network information displayed on screens and greater accessibility, will be fully interconnected, allowing passengers to walk its whole length.

The new train will similar to the new trains currently operating on the Barking to Gospel Oak line, although seating inside will be a mix of lengthwise and front and rear facing seating.

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