A number of improvements are being delivered at Gidea Park station in preparation for the new Elizabeth line service, including:
- Lifts to provide step-free access from the street to all platforms
- A refurbished footbridge
- Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200m long Elizabeth line trains
- New platform lighting and CCTV.
The work, being carried out by Network Rail, is well underway and expected to be completed in
the first half of 2018.
Refurbishment works being carried out by TfL are nearing completion with new canopies and LED lighting having been installed along the length of the platforms. The exterior of the station building has also undergone refurbishment.
As well as the station improvements, the sidings to the east of the station have been upgraded and extended.
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. Early proposals were published in 2014.
ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM GIDEA PARK
In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Gidea Park station.
New trains are being gradually introduced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.
From December 2019, when the route fully opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.
At peak times 12 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.
KEY JOURNEY TIMES FROM GIDEA PARK
CURRENT JOURNEY TIME
ELIZABETH LINE JOURNEY TIME
|58 mins||41 mins|
|46 mins||38 mins|
|39 mins||31 mins|
Heathrow 2 & 3
|1 hr 19 mins||1 hr 7 mins|
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: email@example.com