Crossrail aims to improve station environs

Ealing and Hillingdon Councils are signatories to an agreement which aims to improve public spaces outside future Crossrail stations.

The environment outside stations in places like Hayes, Southall and Acton will be made safer, more attractive and pedestrian friendly after Crossrail announced it has finalised a Memorandum of Understanding with 18 local authorities, Transport for London and Network Rail.

It is hoped that Crossrail stations will act as a catalyst for economic growth and improvements along the route and will influence the future movement of traffic and people. Around every station Crossrail’s urban design team, working with the local authority, will work to create new and improved public spaces that integrate with existing transport services.

Sam Richards, Crossrail’s Head of Urban Integration said: “Crossrail delivers a unique opportunity to facilitate and drive wider regeneration at a number of locations. The new Crossrail stations offer great opportunities to improve public areas at street-level. Crossrail is committed to working with local authorities along the Crossrail route to provide future passengers with improved public spaces outside stations and a superior travel experience that extends to the onward journey – whether it is by bus, cycle or foot.”

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