West Ealing station plans revealed

Wed 8 July 2015, 12:33 pm

Designs for a new station building at West Ealing have been submitted to Ealing Council as part of plans for an overhaul of the station in preparation for Crossrail, the train service which will start operating in late 2018.

The proposals, designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, are for a new ticket hall made of glass and steel. The new building will be located on Manor Road to the north-west of the existing station building.

A range of other improvements will be made to the station, including:

  • A new footbridge with new lifts to provide step-free access to every platform
  • The creation of a new bay platform for trains on the Greenford branch line 
  • Platform extensions so the station can accommodate the 200m-long Crossrail trains
  • New lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV 

The improvement works will be carried out by Network Rail. From the end of 2017, the station will be run by Transport for London as part of London’s integrated transport network.

Crossrail has also been working with Ealing Council and Network Rail to help develop plans for improvements to the area around the station.

Matthew White, Crossrail surface director, said: “Crossrail will provide a step-change in public transport for people in West Ealing – new trains, quicker journeys and a brand new station fit for the 21st century."

It is predicted by Network Rail that around 200 million passengers will travel on Crossrail each year and the route will provide a 10% increase to rail capacity in the capital.



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