TfL Rail improvements

Much of the work will take place at evenings and weekends when trains are not running.

Find out more about the Elizabeth line.

Brentwood station

From Wednesday 30 November until Monday 12 December the ticket office will be closed while we refurbish the ticket office windows.

Staff will be available to help you buy tickets. You can also use contactless payment or nearby Oyster ticket stops.

We are carrying out improvements to the ticket hall including:

  • Improved entrance to platform 4
  • New entrance door to the main ticket hall
  • New ticket machines, gates and ticket office windows
  • Improved decoration inside and outside
  • Improved customer information and lighting

Chadwell Heath station

We are carrying out improvements to the ticket hall including:

  • A more spacious ticket hall
  • New ticket gates and ticket office windows
  • New accessible customer toilet and retail space
  • Improved decoration inside and outside
  • Improved customer information

Forest Gate station

  • Three new lifts providing step-free access from the street to all platforms
  • Refurbished footbridge and ticket hall with new ticket gates and ticket machines
  • Improved lighting, CCTV and PA systems, help points and customer information
  • Longer and refurbished platforms for the new trains
  • New platform seating and a refurbished waiting room

During this Network Rail work, access to the platforms will be via the side entrance on Forest Lane and a temporary footbridge. To avoid the additional stairs, use bus routes 25 or 86 from stop F to Ilford or from stop E to Stratford. Or speak to a member of staff for advice.

Until mid-2017 the ticket windows will be closed. Please use the temporary ticket office outside the station entrance on Woodgrange Road. Alternatively, use contactless payment or nearby Oyster ticket stops.

Gidea Park station

  • Three new lifts providing step-free access from the street to all platforms
  • Refurbished footbridge and ticket hall with new ticket gates and ticket machines
  • Improved lighting, CCTV and PA systems, help points and customer information
  • Longer and refurbished platforms for the new trains
  • New platform seating and a refurbished waiting room

Until mid-2017 the ticket windows will be closed while Network Rail carries out Crossrail construction work. A temporary ticket office will be available outside the station entrance on Station Road. Alternatively, use contactless payment or nearby Oyster ticket stops.

Network Rail has removed the temporary protective covering from the footbridge, in order to make way for a new permanent roof in the autumn. Once footbridge refurbishment and lift installation is complete, step-free access will be available to all platforms.

Goodmayes station

  • Three new lifts providing step-free access from the street to all platforms
  • Refurbished ticket hall with new ticket gates and ticket machines
  • Improved lighting, CCTV and PA systems, help points and customer information
  • Longer and refurbished platforms for the new trains
  • New platform seating and a refurbished waiting room

During this Network Rail work, the existing ticket hall is closed. Please use the temporary ticket office outside the station entrance on Goodmayes Road. Alternatively, use contactless payment or nearby Oyster ticket stops.

Harold Wood station

Work to install additional ticket gates in the car park entrance is complete.

Improvements currently underway include:

  • Three new lifts providing step-free access from the street to all platforms
  • Refurbished ticket hall with new ticket gates and ticket machines
  • Improved lighting, CCTV and PA systems, Help points and customer information
  • Longer and refurbished platforms for the new trains
  • New platform seating and a refurbished waiting room

Network Rail work to refurbish the ticket hall and provide step-free access is progressing well. Access to trains and tickets continues to be via the car park entrance on Station Road only.

Please take care on the extra 32 stairs, or take an eastbound train to Brentwood and change there to a westbound train. Alternatively, speak to a member of staff for advice.

Ilford station - new ticket hall

The new ticket hall at York Road opened on Monday 19 September.

Our work to remodel an existing building to create a new ticket hall at York Road is complete. This provides an alternative to the main ticket hall on Cranbrook Road.

The new ticket hall includes:

  • Four new ticket gates and a wide-aisle gate
  • A ticket machine
  • New and improved customer information
  • Newly painted walls and ceilings, and tiled floors
  • A cleaned and restored building exterior
  • New signs and lighting

Thank you for your patience while this work to prepare for the Elizabeth line took place.

Manor Park station

We are carrying out improvements to the ticket hall including:

  • New entrance and ticket gates
  • Repainted walls and ceilings
  • New flooring
  • Deep cleaning and restoration of the building exterior
  • Improved signage and lighting
  • New ticket machines
  • A new accessible customer toilet
  • New retail space

Work is progressing well and a new ticket office window and ticket gates have been installed.

Until late 2017 please follow signs and staff directions to trains via the temporary footbridge. We are installing a new footbridge and lifts to each platform to make this station step-free.

Take care on the additional 78 stairs.

To avoid the additional stairs, please take bus route 86 from stop F on Romford Road to Stratford station, or route W19 from stop B (opposite the station) to Ilford station. Alternatively, speak to a member of staff for advice.

Maryland station

We are carrying out improvements including:

  • Three new lifts providing step-free access
  • New entrance doors, ticket machines, ticket gates and ticket office windows
  • New accessible customer toilet and retail space
  • Improved decoration internally and externally

Seven Kings station

We are carrying out improvements including:

  • Three new lifts providing step-free access
  • New ticket machines and ticket office windows
  • New accessible customer toilet and retail space
  • Improved decoration internally and externally
  • Improved customer information and lighting

New trains

New trains will be introduced between Liverpool Street and Shenfield from 2017.

Network Rail is carrying out work to move some platform edges at TfL Rail stations to make way for the new, more spacious trains. Watch a video about the new trains.

While this work takes place, and until the new trains are in operation, the step and gap between the train and the platform will be larger in some places. Please take extra care when boarding or exiting the train.

Elizabeth line

TfL Rail services will become part of the Elizabeth line after it launches in late 2018. This line will use the tunnels and stations being built by Crossrail Ltd - information about this construction in your area is on the Crossrail Ltd website.

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