Councillor calls for safe crossing after woman hit by a bus outside of Romford train station

PUBLISHED: 13:02 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 13 March 2018

A councillor has called for another safe crossing to be introduced outside of Romford train station. Photo: Archant.

A councillor has called for another safe crossing to be introduced outside of Romford train station. Photo: Archant.


His comments are following an incident where a woman was hit by a bus outside of the station at the start of last month.

A councillor has said that another safe crossing is needed outside Romford train station after a video has emerged of a woman being hit by a bus.

Councillor Nic Dodin is a member of Havering Council’s Road Safety Unit and said that it is a growing problem that people are paying more attention to their phones and not looking before they cross the road.

He said: “It’s happening more and more, people crossing the road without looking both ways.”

There is currently a pelican crossing directly outside the entrance but he believes that there should be an additional crossing to avoid incidents like this happening.

The Hacton councillor’s comments come after a woman was hit by a bus outside the station in South Street, and was left with injuries to her arms and legs.

The incident happened at around 10.30am on Thursday, February 1.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene, and a London Ambulance Service spokesman said that the first crew arrived on scene in under three minutes.

They said they treated a woman at the scene for leg and arm injuries and took her as a priority to a major trauma centre.

Met Police said that no arrests had been made.

Cllr Dodin said that he thinks that it would be a good idea to put a crossing in place outside of the station, so that it is safer for people to cross the road at busy times.

He said: “We have a meeting on Thursday, and I will raise the fact that we could have a zebra crossing or something put in place so it is safer for people.

“This isn’t the first time this has happened here, and I would urge people to follow the green cross code and stop and look both ways before crossing any road.”

Latest Romford News Stories

Christmas, the time of year when we are pressured to buy things no one wants for people we don’t want to buy for at prices we’re not happy with.

Yesterday, 11:38

Police tasered a man in Collier Row after he threatened officers with a meat cleaver.

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 08:00

The discovery that a man who had been jailed for using his position as a police officer to prey on vulnerable women could have been allowed to work at Queen’s hospital without a compulsory background check is worrying both for staff and patients.

Fri, 17:05

A market trader from Newbury Park has been found guilty of torching a £260,000 Ferrari during an arson attack in Emerson Park that was revenge for a business deal gone wrong.

Fri, 16:18

Two of the three teenagers accused of taking part in a fatal knife attack which killed a 15-year-old outside a party in Collier Row have claimed they played no role in the incident.

Fri, 16:00

Whether visiting friends and family or going for that bargain in the sales, the rail network helps a lot of people to get around over the festive period.

Fri, 15:41

A Brentwood school has taken the Christmas crown in the annual Deck the Mall competition at the Liberty Shopping Centre thanks to one special pupil.


From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now