Momentum Transport Consultancy is working with Abellio Greater Anglia to deliver part of their ambitious programme of station renovations. Momentum is going to develop pedestrian models on a number of stations including Wickford, Witham, Bury St Edmunds, Audley End, Hertford East and Stansted Airport.

Most of these stations are within London’s commuter belt and experience tidal commuter flows that require careful balance between the provision of adequate facilities for the best possible travel experience and stations that do not feel empty or over-dimensioned during quieter times. Stansted Airport is different, since it represents the gateway to a major international airport and passengers are mostly visitors and airline passengers, generating different travel patterns, distributed during the day in accordance with flight schedules.

Momentum is developing passengers’ surveys and station models for Greater Anglia, both static and dynamic (using Legion Spaceworks) to assess the performance of stations both in the existing conditions and considering future demand. The key aim of this work is to provide the functional requirements for station redevelopments such as number of ticket gates required, crowding on platform, concourse area and dimension of circulation spaces. Proposals are fully compliant with the Network Rail ‘Station Capacity Planning Guidance’, November 2016.