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Improvement work at Harold Wood station to begin to prepare for Crossrail

PUBLISHED: 10:41 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 17 March 2017

An artist's impression of Harold Wood station after improvements are made. Picture: Havering Council

An artist's impression of Harold Wood station after improvements are made. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

The first phase of a series of improvement works to prepare for the arrival of Crossrail at a station will begin on Sunday.

Havering Council is working with Crossrail at Romford, Gidea Park and Harold Wood stations to make improvements to help people using the stations in anticipation of increased usage when its service begins in 2019.

These works, known as Crossrail Complementary Measures, began around Romford station last year and plans for improvements around Gidea Park station have already been out for consultation.

Work at Harold Wood station will begin at the weekend.

The first phase will see a wider zebra crossing installed in Station Road near the junction with Gubbins Lane which will mean the closure of Station Road from March 19 at 9am for roughly six days.

The bus turnaround at the junction will be unaffected but the 496 bus stops in Avenue Road, Church Road, and Harold Court Road and in parts of Station Road and Petersfield Avenue will be temporarily suspended.

Deliveries to shops in Station Road will be maintained throughout the period of work.

The black cab rank will be shortened and mini cabs will be able to operate but will be required to make the appropriate diversion. No pay and display parking bays will be affected.

Cllr Osman Dervish, cabinet member for environment, said: “We appreciate that this work will cause some inconvenience but a closure of the road will allow our contractor Marlborough to work longer days and finish the work sooner.

“We are informing all of the local schools, NHS facilities, funeral directors, shops and libraries of the planned works and the diversions.

“Harold Wood will be one of three stations to be served by the new Elizabeth Line train services and we expect these stations to see increased footfall as residents take advantage of direct, fast connections to central and west London and even Heathrow Airport.”

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