Improvement plans for Acton Main Line station unveiled

Bennett's associates

Network Rail has submitted proposals for a new station building at Acton Main Line to Ealing Council for approval.

The proposals for a new ticket hall are part of the Crossrail project. The new glass and steel structure, designed by Bennetts Associates on behalf of Network Rail, will be located on Horn Lane.

The works would also include new lifts, platform extensions, new platform canopies, lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.

Matthew Steele, Crossrail Programme Director at Network Rail said: “Our proposed design will completely transform Acton Main Line station and 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 area – new trains, quicker journeys and a brand new station at Acton Main Line. The new service will provide fast and reliable journeys to the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.”

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “It is getting very exciting as the arrival of Crossrail draws nearer. Ealing is one of only two London boroughs which will have five Crossrail stations. It will bring huge economic benefits and we are working 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: “The new station building will address the junction of Horn Lane and Friary Road. The design creates a tall, naturally lit ticket hall with clearly defined routes to the platforms. Housed within a transparent glazed pavilion, its distinctive structure and canopied frontage will make it recognisable as one of a family of new Crossrail stations designed by Bennetts Associates through west London.”

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