Harold Wood station

Crossrail has submitted proposals to the London Borough of Havering for the refurbishment of Harold Wood station in east London.

Works under the improvement programme include the construction of a replacement footbridge over the tracks with new staircases to platform level and platform extensions to ensure that the station can accommodate the new, 200m-long Crossrail trains.

The new trains will replace the existing rolling stock in 2017 and will have the capacity to accommodate approximately 1,500 passengers.

The company will also equip the station with three new lifts and new platform lighting.

Transport for London will begin services between Shenfield and Liverpool Street from May 2015.

"Transport for London will begin services between Shenfield and Liverpool Street from May 2015."

It is expected to offer 12 services an hour to London and 12 services towards Shenfield in Essex.

Crossrail surface director Matthew White said: "For residents in Havering, Crossrail will mean new trains, better stations and faster journeys. The new service will provide a direct link with central London, making it easier than ever before to get to destinations such as Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street and Heathrow."

The 100km Crossrail route, which will serve 40 stations, will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels below central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Crossrail services are scheduled to begin through central London in 2018.


Image: Harold Wood Station architects impression. Photo: courtesy of Crossrail.