Date: 9.07.17 Author: Arik

CrossRail – the single most important impact on London Property prices for decades.

Ilford station will be completely rebuilt as part of the Crossrail programme, including a new station entrance, better ticket hall and new lifts.

Improvements will include: 

  • A new spacious, modern and bright station building on Cranbrook Road
  • A larger ticket hall with simplified ticket facilities and larger gate-line
  • New lifts for platforms 1, 2/3, and 4
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200 metre long Elizabeth line trains.

OffMarket Invest have a stunning development right next to Ilford Crossrail station. The significant reductions in journey times, and a doubling of passenger numbers per train, has made Crossrail the most significant impact on London property prices for decades.

The new station building has been designed to stand out as a recognisable landmark on Cranbrook Road and to be a prominent building that is visible from the surrounding area. Further improvements will also be delivered to prepare the station for the start of Elizabeth line services including improved lighting, signage, customer information points, CCTV and overhead information screens.

Transport for London has already refurbished the York Mews entrance to the station.

1,500 passengers per train

Crossrail trains will carry 1,500 people per train, nearly twice as many as a Tube train.


In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Ilford station. 

From summer 2017, new trains will be introduced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.

From December 2019, when the route fully opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.

At peak times 12 trains an hour will run between Shenfield and central London, calling at all stations. An additional four trains an hour will run between Gidea Park and the existing Liverpool Street station, westward in the morning peak and eastward in the evening peak.

Key journey times from Ilford station:



Current journey time

Crossrail journey time


43 mins

27 mins

Bond Street

33 mins

24 mins

Canary Wharf

26 mins

17 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

1 hr 6 mins

52 mins



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