West Ealing station approved

west ealing station architects impression jun 2015Proposals for a major overhaul of West Ealing station have been given the go ahead by Ealing Council.

The proposals, designed by Bennetts Associates, are for a new glass and steel structure on Manor Road providing a new ticket hall and a range of other improvements.

These include a new footbridge, a new bay platform for trains on the Greenford branch line, platform extensions, and new lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.

Network Rail, which is delivering the Crossrail improvements in Ealing, will shortly get work underway to extend the platforms and construct the new footbridge. The new bay platform is scheduled to be brought into use in early 2016. Work will start to construct the new station from spring 2016 and take around a year to complete.

Crossrail has also been working with Ealing Council and Network Rail to help develop plans for improvements to the area around the new station that will provide better connection to other forms of transport, provide cycle parking and improve the surrounding pavements and roads.

Matthew White, Crossrail Surface Director, said: “The new ticket hall, footbridge and lifts will transform passengers’ experience of using West Ealing station. Once Crossrail opens fully in 2019, local people will be able to travel right through the centre of the capital making it quicker and easier to get to a range of destinations across London and the South East.”

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “We have already begun to see the benefits that Crossrail will bring to Ealing and now we can look forward to the arrival of the new West Ealing station. The high quality plans for the station will further improve the daily commute for our residents including better station access from the street, better accessibility to the station platforms via lifts and enhanced cycle parking to further encourage green travel in the borough.”

David Laing, Studio Director at Bennetts Associates, said: “The new building is the latest in a family of Bennetts Associates designed Crossrail stations across west London to be approved. The double height glazed concourse and canopied frontage will create a modern, fully accessible station that befits West Ealing’s improved connectivity with central London once Crossrail opens fully in 2019.”

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