Article date 04 March 2016
The Central Section Report dated February 2009 commissioned by the East West Rail Consortium (opens in new window or tab) is now out of date. It no longer represents current thinking by the consortium. However, there is information in that report of particular interest to us and which is referenced by articles on this website.
Concerning construction of a chord from Hertford North to Hertford East, the following information in that report is of interest : section 4.41 (page 29) and figure 4.3 (page 30).
Sections 4.42 and 4.43 do not apply. They refer to a north-to-east chord whereas we are considering a south-to-east chord.
Concerning construction of a chord to enable services from Hertford East to Stansted Airport and Cambridge, the following information in that report is of interest : sections 4.44 to 4.46 (page 30) and figure 4.4 (page 31).
The Central Section Report dated February 2009 is a substantial document. It is available here (pdf format opens in new window or tab).
The article you are reading is referenced by the following articles : Hertford North to Hertford East (construction) and Hertford East to Stansted Airport and Cambridge (construction)