Capel C.S Ltd are pleased to announce the initiation of their works at Ilford Station with MTR
Elizabeth line on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) providing a new step-free entry walkway on the
Northern side of the station. The project commenced in February 2022 and will be the sixth Elizabeth
line station the construction contractors have worked on ahead of the full line opening.
Providing Step-free Access
The construction contractors will work with the MTR Project team and specialist sub-contractors to
develop the design. Capel’s in-house trades will complete the general site clearance which includes the
embankment, removal of the temporary huts, groundworks and civil engineering, whilst Capel’s
specialist contractors will remove the existing traction bond and fabricate a new step-free walkway
between the York Road Entrance and Platform 4, complete with balustrades.
Capel C.S have been working closely with MTR Elizabeth line to improve both the internal and
external passenger experience at various stations, working on refurbishment and gating works whilst
preserving step-free access.
Following the site clearance, the north level access will see new surface water drainage, for which the
construction contractors will lead the excavation and foundations. The new walkway will be finished
with GRP anti-slip surfacing, compliant handrails, and additional CCTV will cover the new walkway
area. It will also feature new bulkhead lighting will be installed with final connections to the existing
platform lighting circuit.
New access steps between platform 4 and track level will also be constructed, with a new fencing detail
between the access steps and level access gantry walkway to secure the area.
“We are delighted to keep working with MTR
Elizabeth line, and to be a part of one of the
UK’s most important projects which is the
new Elizabeth line. The stations look great!”
Jon Shepherd, Contracts Manager at Capel C.S
Ltd. The works by Capel C.S include the
development of the design from its current
form and 001 status, through to Form 2 and
The Elizabeth line will provide new journey options for passengers, commuters, and tourists in & out of London.
Thank you to our clients and friends at MTR Elizabeth line for trusting us with another project.
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