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Chadwell Heath station

Chadwell Heath station

A number of improvements are being delivered at Chadwell Heath station in preparation for the new Elizabeth line service, including:

  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200m long Elizabeth line trains
  • New platform lighting
  • Improvements to the ticket hall
  • New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.

The main works to the station are due to be completed in autumn 2017.

As well as the station improvements, an additional track has been installed to the east of the station to improve reliability. 

TfL has recently completed a full refurbishment of the ticket office.  The toilet facilities have also been refurbished and are now fully accessible.  New accessible ticket window have been installed and the ticket gates have been relocated to increase staff visibility.

Crossrail has also been working with the London Borough of Redbridge on improvements to the area around the station. Early proposals were published in 2014.


In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Chadwell Heath station. 

From summer 2017, new trains will be introduced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.

From December 2019, when the Crossrail route fully opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.

At peak times 12 Elizabeth line trains an hour will run between Shenfield and central London, calling at all stations. An additional four trains an hour will run between Gidea Park and the existing Liverpool Street station, westwards in the morning peak and eastwards in the evening peak.






50 mins 34 mins

Bond Street

40 mins 31 mins

Canary Wharf

33 mins 23 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

1hr 13  mins 59 mins

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Current Works

Chadwell Heath station

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Description of work:

Crossrail is the biggest infrastructure project in Europe and is set to increase London's rail based transport capacity by 10% from 2018. To accommodate the longer Elizabeth line trains, we will extend the platforms at the west end of Chadwell Heath Station. We have already completed the track alterations at the east end of the station to create a turnback track. In times of service disruption this will be used to terminate trains at Chadwell Heath and regulate the service. In addition, a site office and storage facility has been created on industrial land adjoining the south-side of the railway, accessed from station road. This is being used during the Chadwell Heath upgrade and other Crossrail works on the Great Eastern.