Crossrail station contracts let

Network Rail has awarded a contract to VINCI Construction for the design and upgrade of 13 stations in West London and Berkshire.

The stations contract covers significant improvements to stations from Acton Main Line to Maidenhead. Many of the stations on the route are being refurbished or partially rebuilt in preparation for Crossrail.

Proposed improvements along the line include new station buildings and ticket halls, new lifts to deliver step free access and longer platforms. The detailed design phase will start at the end of 2013 and main works will take place between mid-2014 and 2018.

Matt White, Crossrail’s Surface Director said: “For the residents of West London and Berkshire, Crossrail will bring new trains, better stations and quicker journeys. With work at stations set to begin next year, the programme is well on course to deliver significant benefits to passengers.”

Rob McIntosh, Crossrail Programme Director, Network Rail, said: “We are moving forward with formally presenting our plans to the local authorities and look forward to getting on site at some of the stations as soon as summer next year.”

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