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20.05.16

Pre-Crossrail upgrades at Acton Main Line station approved

Upgrades to Acton Main Line station ahead of the introduction of Crossrail, recently renamed the Elizabeth line, have been approved by Ealing Council.

The upgrade will include platform extensions to accommodate Crossrail’s 200m trains and a new glass and steel ticket hall, designed by Bennetts Associates and located on Horn Lane.

The station will also get new lifts, platform canopies, lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.

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.”

From 2019, the station will be served by four Elizabeth Line trains an hour, with access to Bond Street in nine minutes, Liverpool Street in 16 minutes and Canary Wharf in 23 minutes.

The station will not need to close for the improvements, although walking routes around the station and access to the platforms may be subject to change.

Crossrail recently unveiled images of its planned station remodels. The new edition of RTM also features all the latest updates on Crossrail from Howard Smith, Crossrail operations director at Transport for London.

(Image c. Network Rail)

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Comments

Nonsuchmike   20/05/2016 at 15:42

Will it also have a docking platform so that trains can turn around here? Will there be any extra steel rails and points laid down so that there can be better interconnectability between the main and other through and cross London lines? Well, they've thought that through well then, haven't they? Fine dress but no drawers, as my grandmother would have said.

Jimbo   20/05/2016 at 17:48

@Nonsuchmike - Why would trains want to turn around at this station ? The trains will carry on to Maidenhead and then Reading. Crossrail does not use the mainline so why are better connections required ? This work is fairly simple changes to allow Crossrail trains to call there and has nothing to do with the stuff you are complaining about

Andrew Gwilt   20/05/2016 at 17:49

Since Acton Main Line has 3 platforms. 1 platform on the fast line isn't used and there could be a extra platform for turn back where trains would terminate or a extra platform for trains to stop at the station. West Ealing is having a new bay platform for the Greenford line for GWR local trains to terminate at West Ealing and between West Ealing & Greenford and London Overground could take over the West Ealing-Greenford line with 2-Car Class 172/0 DMU trains to be used on the Greenford line.

David   20/05/2016 at 22:18

No trains are planned to terminate at Acton. The turnaround for the 14tph that will not continue west of Paddington is located at Westbourne Park, before Crossrail joins the Great Western Relief lines.

Janna   04/04/2017 at 17:36

Miss that guy Lee at Acton Main Line such a friendly & helpful dude. Jx

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