Network Rail has issued an invitation to tender for the detailed design and construction of the 13 stations on the western section of the Crossrail route from Acton Main Line to Maidenhead.
Jorge Mendonca, Crossrail programme director, Network Rail, said: “We have developed our designs for the stations on the Western section, in order to provide better services for users and provide access to the communities served by the Crossrail route.”
New station buildings are required at Acton Main Line, Southall, West Ealing and Hayes & Harlington and a major renovation at Ealing Broadway including an enlarged ticket hall, new footbridge, new lifts and pedestrianised forecourt.
New lifts and platform extensions will be installed at West Drayton station. Minor architectural work including new signage will be undertaken at Hanwell. Further work is involved on stations outside London.
The work is split into an inner section, from Acton Main Line to Hayes & Harlington, and an outer section from West Drayton to Maidenhead. Applicants are able to apply for either contract, or both. The contracts are planned to be awarded in spring 2013.
Kier, Costain, Vinci, Balfour Beatty, and Skanska have been invited to tender.