Revised plans for Crossrail station revealed

by James Renoux-Wood Thu 5 June 2014, 10:45 am

Crossrail has revealed revised plans for its station at Ealing Broadway.

The original proposals, submitted at the end of last year, were criticised by planning experts. Since then, Crossrail has worked with Ealing Council, local developers, nearby landowners, MPs and community groups on improvements.

A larger canopy to cover the forecourt and enhancements to the station entrance are key to the revisions, together with an additional long, curved canopy running the length of the forecourt. The current facade will be replaced with a glass structure to provide natural light.

Inside, a new ticket hall will be built, doubling the size of the existing one. Four new lifts will be installed, and other improvements be made to the platforms. The revised plans will now be open to community consultation before Ealing Council makes a planning decision.

Leader Julian Bell said: “The council was determined to secure a high quality station for Ealing Broadway and has worked hard with Crossrail to ensure the designs match Ealing’s aspirations.

“The council is pleased that, following our intervention, Crossrail decided to completely re-think its plans and responded constructively to the design observations we put forward. We are confident that the revised station plans will create a building which works better for people and is of a scale and appearance that benefits Ealing as west London’s premier town centre.”

Crossrail is a “key station” along the Crossrail route, according to Matthew White, Crossrail surface director.

He said: “By working with the council, community groups, developers and nearby landowners we have improved our proposals and broadened the scheme.

“Our plans are for a station that will be brighter, more spacious, easier to get around and more visually prominent.”

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