AECOM has been chosen by Network Rail to design improvement works to stations west of Paddington that are set to become part of the Crossrail route.
The 13 stations on the route, from Maidenhead in Berkshire to Acton Main Line in London, will undergo a number of enhancements to facilitate the new Crossrail services due to begin in 2018.
AECOM’s design brief includes a number of improvements including platform extensions to allow longer trains to run, step-free access at the majority of the stations, refurbishment of station buildings and ticketing facilities, as well as other steps to improve train reliability such as turnback facilities. Several bridges near stations on the route will also be redesigned to allow for over-head electrical cables.
Network Rail is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the parts of Crossrail that are on the existing network, covering 70km (43.5 miles) of track and 27 stations from Maidenhead in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east.