Ilford Crossrail Station begins work

At our February Infrastructure forum in London, we will be providing a focus on those rail lines and stations that feed into London from surrounding counties as well as the important investment in rail connections for the Northern Powerhouse.

This month sees work start on redeveloping Ilford Station in readiness for the Elizabeth Line. Network Rail is currently planning the major station rebuild which includes an enhanced southern entrance that will serve customers alighting from buses on Ilford Hill as well as providing a route on to the Elizabeth line for residents of over 1000 new homes being planned on development sites to the south of the station.

The project is sponsored by the London Borough of Redbridge (LBR) which has secured grants from both the Greater London Authority (GLA) and TfL to support the scheme with a contribution also coming from LBR's Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

LBR developed the outline design (exterior pictured above) for the building with architects Landoit and Brown, who were behind the award-winning redevelopment of Hackney Wick station.

The works include a new station entrance from Cranbrook Road including a new ticket hall, improved capacity and ticket gates. Improvements will also be made to the area around the station in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge.

When the Elizabeth line 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.

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