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Gidea Park renovations

By Natalie Vincent - Wed 22 November 2017, 5:09 pm

CGI impression of Gidea Park improvements

Improvements to Gidea Park train station started in September in a joint project between Havering Council, Transport for London (TfL) and Crossrail.

In addition to the Crossrail line opening at the station, significant changes are being made to the surrounding area of the station to improve its appearance and to discourage anti-social behaviour.

Works include repaving the footpaths, removing overgrown trees and plants; re-fencing the station car park and the adjacent alleyway, the addition of new parking bays and two zebra crossings on Balgores Lane and Upper Brentwood Road.

A plaza will be built at the front of the station to provide a comfortable waiting area with benches, a tree and bike racks.

The £1 million project is expected to complete in April 2018.

Roger Ramsey, leader of the council, said: "When complete, the area will look very different, and have a positive impact on residents, businesses and commuters.

"Ultimately, we want the community to feel even more proud of where they live and work. Not only are these works designed to make the area look better, they will also improve safety, for pedestrians and drivers."

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