Search

British firm wins £150m contract to upgrade Havering stations for Crossrail

14:46 10 March 2014

Romford Station

Romford Station

Archant

Berkshire-based firm Costain will carry out the works on the line from Stratford to Shenfield starting later this year.

Some of the biggest changes are due at Romford station and there will also be improvements at Harold Wood and Brentvvood.

Stations will have platform extensions to allow for longer, higher capacity trains to run and lifts for step-free access.

Existing tracks and overhead wires are being upgraded and there will be extra train stabling capacity and turnback facilities to improve the reliability of services.

Crossrail programme director Rob McIntosh said: “The northeastern section is set to transform the experience of commuters and longer-distance travellers between London, Essex and beyond.

“The additional passenger capacity and renewed stations will mean major, long-term improvements.”

New trains will replace the existing ageing stopping services from Shenfield to London from 2017.

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

11:34
A general view of Basildon Crown Court in Basildon, Essex.

A man who has pleaded guilty to having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances is due to appear in court this afternoon (Thursday).

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car Picture: Google Maps

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car.

10:51
Havering's London Assembly member Keith Prince at Gallows Corner

Sadiq Khan will be asked to support calls for a second flyover to ease congestion at Gallows Corner, Romford, tomorrow (Wednesday).

Rom Valley Way car park Picture: Google Maps

The Rom Valley Way car park closed last night and will no longer be available to those visiting Queen’s Hospital.

09:39
Crafty Arts, in Romford, celebrated 25 years in business after opening its first shop in Hornchurch in 1991. 
Nick Necati with his son Jay.

A family-run arts and craft enterprise has celebrated 25 years in business, crediting its success to its ability to adapt.

42 minutes ago
Coopers Company and Conborn School in Upminster hosted a Kids Expo. Alfie Grimley, five and Harry Stormonth, five on the slide

More than 2,000 people enjoyed fun activities at the Kids Activity Expo on Sunday.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge on Saturday night. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenage girl warned two boys to stop arguing – “it’s a 16th birthday party” – moments before one of them was stabbed to death, a court heard.

Yesterday, 17:53
Time FM Steve Allen.

A&E attendances, brick thefts and UFOs were the topics debated in this week’s Time 107.5FM paper review.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe