Transforming Gidea Park StationPosted: 15th Dec 2016 | Written by Katrina Gilbert
Havering Council, in partnership with Transport for London, has unveiled updated plans to transform Gidea Park station as part of a series of major improvements on the eastern section of the Crossrail route between Stratford and Shenfield.
Central to the Council’s proposals is the design and creation of a new plaza east of the station’s front entrance, an improved pedestrian entrance to the north together with some smaller improvements to the overall look of the area around the station.
The works will provide better access to the station by improving pedestrian crossings in the station area. This project will include landscaping, new street furniture and cycling related amenities. The provision for taxis and private drop-off will also be improved.
Local residents, retail owners and other users of this area were invited to take part in a public consultation to express their views on the proposals.
Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “This is another significant step in preparing our borough for the arrival of Elizabeth line services as part of a major improvement in rail links from Havering stations thanks to the Crossrail project. I’d encourage people who use or live near Gidea Park station to take a look at the plans on display in Gidea Park library and share their views.”
Artist visualisation of how the area around Gidea Park station will look after the works.