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Ilford Station

Ilford Station

Ilford station will be completely rebuilt as part of the Crossrail programme, including a new station entrance, better ticket hall and new lifts.

Improvements will include: 

  • A new spacious, modern and bright station building on Cranbrook Road
  • A larger ticket hall with simplified ticket facilities and larger gate-line
  • A full refurbishment, by Transport for London, of the York Mews entrance
  • New lifts for platforms 1, 2/3, and 4
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200 metre long Elizabeth line trains.

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

ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM ILFORD STATION

In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Ilford 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. An additional four trains an hour will run between Gidea Park and the existing Liverpool Street station, westward in the morning peak and eastward in the evening peak.

KEY JOURNEY TIMES FROM ILFORD STATION

TO

CURRENT JOURNEY TIME 

CROSSRAIL JOURNEY TIME

Paddington

43 mins 27 mins

Bond Street

33 mins 24 mins

Canary Wharf

26 mins 17 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

1 hr 6 mins 52 mins

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