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Romford Station

Romford station will benefit from significant upgrades including improvements to the station façade, a better ticket hall and new lifts.

Improvements that will be delivered as part of the Crossrail programme include: 

  • A substantially improved ticket hall with revised entrances
  • New lifts for step-free access to platforms
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200 metre long Crossrail trains 
  • New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.

The Schedule 7 plans & specifications covering the refurbishment of the ticket hall at Romford and the installation of lifts for step-free access to the platforms have been approved by the local authority.

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 Romford 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.






56 mins 37 mins

Bond Street

44 mins 34 mins

Canary Wharf

 37 mins 27 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

1 hr 17 mins 1 hr 2 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

Romford station

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Description of work:

Network Rail is undertaking essential improvement works at Romford station to prepare for the opening of the Elizabeth line. Current works include platform extension finishing works and the installation of fencing and lighting columns.

Details of work as PDF: