Romford train station was lit up for Christmas this year, thanks to help from the town's Business Improvement District (BID) and rail companies.

The festive lights on display at the station were paid for by Romford businesses, via the BID.

But in order to gain access to put up the illuminations safely, both Network Rail and TfL Rail had to carry out their own risk assessments. It was a tough year for our businesses and for many people who live and work in Romford, so we were looking for an opportunity to provide a bit of cheer.

We also paid for additional lights to be installed around the BID area matching those installed by Havering Council.

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