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Harold Wood Station

Harold Wood Station

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

  • A new footbridge over the tracks with new staircases
  • Three new lifts to provide step free access to every platform
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new, 200m long Elizabeth line trains
  • New platform lighting
  • New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.

Crossrail has also been working with the London Borough of Havering on proposals for 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 Harold Wood station. 

From May 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. 






1 hr 2 mins 43 mins

Bond Street

50 mins 40 mins

Canary Wharf

43 mins 32 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

1 hr 23 mins 1 hr 8 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

Harold Wood station

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Description of work:

In preparation for the start of Crossrail services, Network Rail is refurbishing the ticket hall at Harold Wood station, creating a new footbridge with lifts, and extending each platform. From Summer 2015 there has been limited car parking at the station to enable these works to be carried out. Season ticket holders and disabled space have been allocated available space at the station, while other users may find it easier to use car parks at nearby Gidea Park or Brentwood stations. TfL is working closely with Network Rail to ensure that disruption to the station is kept to a minimum and we will ensure that all car park spaces are returned to use as soon as possible.

Details of work as PDF: