Crossrail, Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) are working together at Romford station to prepare for the start of Elizabeth line services.
Romford station is currently being rebuilt, with significant improvements being made to benefit passengers for many years to come. These benefits include an upgraded ticket hall providing improved passenger circulation from the entrance to the platforms, an improved station façade, a new entrance onto The Battis walkway and new lifts providing step-free access to platforms 3,4, and 5. Contracts were awarded in September 2019.
CONNECTING ROMFORD TO THE ELIZABETH LINE
- An improved ticket hall with new entrance and ticket gates
- Refurbished waiting room and toilets
- New customer information screens and signage
- 200+ metre long platforms
- Accessible by lifts
- Step-free from platform to street
- Improvements to the area around the station in partnership with London Borough of Havering
A FLEET OF NEW TRAINS
- A train every 5 minutes at peak times in central London
- Walk-through carriages
- Space for 1,500 people
- CCTV, WiFi and live travel information
- Environmentally friendly
- The station refurbishment is ongoing
ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM ROMFORD
In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Romford station. New Class 345 trains are in use between Shenfield and Liverpool Street. The majority are currently seven-car long, with an upgrade programme due in the autumn of 2021 to increase these trains to nine-car (which is the full length of train for Elizabeth line services when it opens in the first half of 2022).
When the full route opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.
At peak times 12 Elizabeth line services 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 Liverpool Street main line station, westwards in the morning peak and eastwards in the evening peak.
You can take some types of bikes on some of TfL Rail services. To find out which these are, see TfL's user guide or use the advanced options in Cycle Journey Planner.
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 protected]