A number of improvements are being delivered at Gidea Park station in preparation for the new Elizabeth line services. Most of this work is being undertaken by Transport for London (TfL).
COMPLETED IMPROVEMENT WORKS
- Improved the area around the car park entrance by refurbishing the cycling facilities and improving the landscaping and lighting around the entrance
- Refurbished the outside of the station building
ONGOING IMPROVEMENT WORKS
- New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV
- Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200m long Elizabeth line trains, along with platform redecoration and new seating
- Refurbished footbridge and ticket hall with new ticket gates and ticket machines
- Three new lifts providing step-free access from the street to all platforms
Network Rail's work to upgrade the station is expected to be complete in 2019. Once Network Rail finishes refurbishing the footbridge and installing the lift, customers will have step-free access to all platforms.
Gidea Park station will be step-free from platform to street in 2019.
Crossrail has also been working with the London Borough of Havering and Network Rail to help develop plans for improvements to the area around the station.
ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM GIDEA PARK
In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Gidea Park station. New TfL Rail trains are being gradually introduced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.
When the full route opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.
At peak times 12 Elizabeth line services an hour will run between Shenfield and central London, calling at all stations. An additional four services an hour will run between Gidea Park and the existing Liverpool Street station, westwards in the morning peak and eastwards in the evening peak.
If you have queries about the work taking place please contact Network Rail, which is delivering the Crossrail upgrades:
- Call: 03457 11 41 41
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org