Buying and renting on Crossrail: the Elizabeth line stations that have seen the biggest boost in a decade

Despite ongoing delays to its opening date, the number of buyers moving near certain stops on the line has surged over the past 10 years, more than doubling asking prices in the most popular areas.The biggest increase in buyer competition has been around Abbey Wood, where the number of buyers enquiring about each available property is more than nine times higher than it was a decade ago.Stiff competition around the final stop on the south-east section of the line has also pushed asking prices in the area up by 103 per cent, to ?356,800, according to Rightmove.Buyer competition has also surged across outer east London, with the Romford suburbs of Gidea Park and Harold Wood seeing the next biggest hikes, up 821 per cent and 744 per cent respectively.Chadwell Heath (663%), on the boundary of Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham and Goodmayes (660%) in Redbridge complete the top five areas for increased competition.The number of buyers has increased most at the western end of the line, however, with Twyford seeing a threefold increase in buyers contacting estate agents. Similar trends can be seen in West Drayton and Reading, near Slough. The number of buyers has increased more than 200 percent in the area. “This is not the only reason why people will be weighing up whether or not they are willing to commute further away to work if they have to. “What has Crossrail done for house prices?” Prices have more than doubled at some stops on the Elizabeth Line in the past 10 years, with the largest increase being near Newham station in Maryland. Prices range from?233,000.500 to??486,200 – an 118% increase.