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06.08.13

Willesden Junction gets £750,000 upgrade

£750,000 of new investment has brought “substantial” benefits to Willesden Junction station.

The project was funded by Network Rail, TfL and the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham. It is supported by LOROL, which manages the station.

Work includes improved road conditions, new lighting and increased CCTV as well as better transport links: new bus stops, shelters, cycle racks and short term parking bays.

Scott Lester, borough programme manager (North and West), Surface Planning Directorate at TfL said: “The benefits are substantial. New street lighting will help passengers feel more secure when travelling at night, the wider footway will be a significant benefit to pedestrians, together with new cycle parking and accessible bus stops, we have also improved the carriageways in Station Road and into Station Approach with anti-skid surfaces.”

Dyan Crowther, Network Rail route managing director, said: “The organisations involved worked well together and the communications between the various stakeholders has been particularly effective. We involved the local community early on in the design and planning so that we could take into account their feedback and ensure that the project delivered the maximum benefits from the funding available.”

Peter Kalton, LOROL’s head of infrastructure and revenue protection added: “This is a significant multi-party improvement scheme which is a great showcase for collaborative working and community engagement. The refurbishment scheme has made a real difference to the community and we are delighted that our passengers and our staff can now benefit from the improvements and take pride in the local station environment.”

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Image c. Sunil060902 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence, showing the station before improvements.

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