Transport for London funds station improvements ahead of Crossrail

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 February 2015

Crossrail tunnel

Crossrail tunnel

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Nearly £5 million has been secured from Transport for London (TfL) to “enhance the impact” of Crossrail in the borough.

The funding will pay for a raft of improvements around the four Crossrail stations – Ilford, Seven Kings, Goodmayes and Chadwell Heath.

The relocation of Seven Kings’ car park to the western side of Cameron Road is just one improvement the funding will pay for.

Other changes at Seven Kings Station include new signage, widening the pelican crossing between the station and Seven Kings Road and resurfacing the pavement around the site.

New cycle parking, an upgraded station forecourt and a new public space on the west side of Goodmayes Road are all improvements which have been earmarked for Goodmayes Station.

In addition, Crossrail will also add some improvements across the borough including, reconstructing Ilford station’s main ticket office, plus extend the platforms of Goodmayes, Chadwell Heath and Ilford to accommodate the new longer trains.

Councillor Baldesh Nijjar, cabinet member for environment, said: “The [Crossrail] programme brings with it huge investment not just within the railway environment, but in the surrounding areas.

“We’re happy this investment will not only provide a better experience for those travelling from and to the borough, but will also improve the stations’ immediate localities and stimulate new development.”

She added residents and local businesses would be consulted ahead of the works.

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