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Crossrail upgrades to try and regenerate Ilford station

PUBLISHED: 08:00 21 June 2016

The latest draft of what the front of Ilford station will look like, after work by Crossrail and Redbridge Council

The latest draft of what the front of Ilford station will look like, after work by Crossrail and Redbridge Council

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Ilford station could have a modern glass front and two new entrances installed under Crossrail regeneration work.

The proposals are being discussed by Redbridge Council and rail-sector stakeholders, to improve passenger flow in the station.

The aim is also to change the image of the station – which was recently described as a “ghetto” by users.

British Transport Police (BTP) increased patrols in the area in April to reassure residents.

It will have a large glass front, with potentially two additional entrances in York Mews and off Ilford Hill.

Crossrail have released preliminary redesigns of the station in Cranbrook Road, and a full planning application is expected by the end of the year.

The new railway, recently named the Elizabeth Line, is due to open in four stations in the borough in 2019.

The council is holding a consultation with residents on public realm improvements for Seven Kings and Goodmayes stations.

These aim to create more pedestrian friendly spaces around the entrances in High Road, Seven Kings, and Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes.

Cllr Helen Coomb, cabinet member for planning, economy and regeneration, said: “Alongside the arrival of Crossrail, the proposed improvements will support stronger businesses and strengthen the local economy.

“We’re committed to working with local people and I encourage all local residents as well as people who work or run businesses in Seven Kings and Goodmayes to give us their views on our proposals to improve the areas in and around these stations.”

The council was awarded almost £5million from Transport for London (TfL) to regenerate the Crossrail stations across the borough, and are contributing an additional £2m towards the work.

Do you think the improvements are a good investment? Vote in our online poll.

The Seven Kings and Goodmayes stations consultation runs until July 3.

You can take part here www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/the_council/about_redbridge_i/online_community/have_your_say.aspx.


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