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Gidea Park Station

Gidea Park Station

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
winter 2017. 

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 existing sidings to the east of the station will be upgraded and extended.  This work is due to start in autumn 2017 and continue until February 2018.


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. 

From summer 2017, new trains will be 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 

TO

CURRENT JOURNEY TIME 

ELIZABETH LINE JOURNEY TIME

Paddington

58 mins 40 mins

Bond Street

46 mins 37 mins

Canary Wharf

39 mins 29 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

1 hr 19 mins 1 hr 5 mins

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If you have queries about the work taking place please contact Network Rail, which is delivering the Crossrail upgrades:

Current Works

Gidea Park station

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Description of work:

Works to upgrade the carriage sidings and overhead lines near Cambridge Avenue and Amery Gardens to accommodate the new Elizabeth line trains. Includes steel pile installation works.

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Gidea Park station

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Description of work:

Installation of lift shaft glass cladding, lift car and associated machinery, platform extension works at the eastern end of the station.

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Gidea Park station

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Description of work:

The north-east section of the route runs from Stratford in east London through to Shenfield in Essex. Gidea Park Station is being enhanced to facilitate the new Elizabeth line services, with new lifts, platform extensions, new signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV. Crossrail will also upgrade and extend the existing sidings to the east of the station. When the full Elizabeth Line service commences in 2019, it will provide 12 trains per hour from and towards central London during peak periods, replacing the current TfL Rail service.

Details of work as PDF:

Gidea Park station

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Description of work:

Construction of an electrical sub-station which will provide power to the railway.

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