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27.04.15

New footbridge and second entrance completed at Shepherd’s Bush station

London Overground has completed work on a second entrance and a new footbridge at Shepherd’s Bush station.

The £1.35m upgrade includes two new ticket machines, improved customer information screens and a new pedestrian footbridge – enabling customers to cross from one platform to the other without using the main station entrance.

Mike Stubbs, director of London Overground, said: “This will be a great improvement for passengers by helping to reduce their journey times and relieving congestion at the main station entrance and exit by providing alternative access to and from this popular and busy station. During peak times the new exit, combined with the new pedestrian footbridge, will allow a quicker and more convenient route to Westfield shopping centre.”

Shepherd’s Bush station has also recently benefited from new longer platforms, which were installed and funded by Network Rail, as part of a £25m project to accommodate Southern trains, which are up to eight carriages long. A culmination of nine months’ work by Network Rail has seen platforms lengthened at stations along the West London line including Clapham Junction, Imperial Wharf, West Brompton and Shepherd’s Bush.

Mike Smith, route enhancement manager for Network Rail, said: “The West London line has gone from strength to strength, from a period where there were no passenger trains at all, to today, where trains are frequent and full. This investment reflects that popularity and will continue the success story.”

On 31 May, London Overground will start to run the services from Liverpool Street station to Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters), Enfield Town and Chingford lines as well as the Romford to Upminster line. At the same time, services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield stations will also join the TfL network and will see improvements for the introduction of TfL-run Crossrail services from 2017.

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