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

14:46 10 March 2014

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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.

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