Bulls Lodge Substation is a new substation connected to the existing electricity network north of Boreham in Essex.  Its purpose is to provide power to the Network Rail infrastructure in the area to allow trains to run on the Liverpool Street to Ipswich line at greater frequency than is currently allowed. Construction consists of two new substations operating at 400kV and 25kV, a cross country HV cable linking the two sites and also some overhead powerline works to link to the existing power network.

Site tour

Address Balfour Beatty
Bulls Lodge Substation
c/o Hanson Aggregates Quarry
Generals Lane

Site found off Generals Lane, and into quarry access.  Turn right at Balfour Beatty sign along new access road.  Stop at Security.

Parking available no
Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 20
Register by March 24, 2018
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

School visits may be possible if the site is closed. Children need to be over 11.

Katie Willison

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The next Open Doors will take place in 2019.

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