Ealing approve Acton Station

architects_impression_of_acton_main_line_station_230481Ealing Council have approved plans for the new Crossrail station in Acton.

The station, designed by Bennetts Associates, will provide new lifts and platform extensions, and a new glass and steel ticket hall on Horn Lane with a new canopy, lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.

Matthew Steele, Crossrail Programme Director at Network Rail said: “Our approved design will provide a greatly enhanced passenger experience for those using the station – the ticket office will be light and airy and the station will be fully accessible, with new lifts providing step-free access from street level to trains.”

Matthew White, Crossrail Surface Director said: “The Crossrail project will provide a step change in public transport for people in the local area. The major improvements at Acton Main Line will transform passengers’ experience of using the station and the new Elizabeth line service will make it quicker and easier for people to get to a range of destinations across London and the South East.”

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “We worked closely with Crossrail to ensure that the new stations are well-designed, innovative and accessible so that travelling is a speedy and pleasant experience. That is why it is particularly pleasing to see that the new Acton station will have lifts to every platform.”

David Laing, Studio Director at Bennetts Associates said: “Our design for Acton Main Line, as with the other west London stations, aims to transform the passenger experience for both commuters and visitors by creating a tall, naturally lit ticket hall with clearly defined routes to the platforms. The station building, a glazed pavilion with distinctive structure and canopied frontage is clearly part of a series of west London stations that celebrate the arrival of the Elizabeth line.”

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