Transforming Gidea Park Station
Havering Council, in partnership with Transport for London, has unveiled updated plans to transform Gidea Park station as part of a series of major improvements on the eastern section of the Crossrail route between Stratford and Shenfield.
Central to the Council's proposals is the design and creation of a new plaza east of the station's front entrance, an improved pedestrian entrance to the north together with some smaller improvements to the overall look of the area around the station.
The works will provide better access to the station by improving pedestrian crossings in the station area. This project will include landscaping, new street furniture and cycling related amenities. The provision for taxis and private drop-off will also be improved.
Local residents, retail owners and other users of this area are invited to take part in a public consultation to express their views on the proposals. The two week consultation will run between 4 and 23 November 2016 and will take place at Gidea Park Library, Balgores Lane, Gidea Park, RM2 6BS.
Officers and designers from the Council and design consultants from the Council’s contractors Jacobs will be in attendance from 10am-2pm on Friday 11 November 2016 and between 4 and 8pm on Thursday 17 November 2016 and will be available to answer any questions. Work on the project is expected to commence in the Spring of 2017.
Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “This is another significant step in preparing our borough for the arrival of Elizabeth line services as part of a major improvement in rail links from Havering stations thanks to the Crossrail project. I’d encourage people who use or live near Gidea Park station to take a look at the plans on display in Gidea Park library and share their views.”
In addition to the public consultation at Gidea Park library comments can also be made via the Havering Council website. Search “Gidea Park station consultation”.
Gidea Park library is open 10am – 4pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 – 8pm on Thursdays.