Acton Main Line station

Accessibility works carried out at Acton Main Line station

Station accessibility work on Transport for London (TfL) stations has continued, with Action Main Line station having been upgraded to be step-free.

The work included the upgrading of lifts and a covered accessible footbridge and a new ticket hall for customers to help ensure everyone was able to utilise the station’s functions.

Network Rail carried out the works in preparation for the opening of the Elizabeth line.

The work also featured improved platform waiting shelters, lighting, signage and customer information screens providing a better customer experience for those using or returning to the station when travel restrictions are lifted.

Works at West Ealing and Ealing Broadway stations is also expected to be soon completed.

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said: “These upgrades at Acton Main Line have provided this 150-year-old Victorian station with a new lease of life.

“Most notably, the station now has step-free access from street to platform for the first time ever, a much-needed upgrade that will significantly improve services for passengers in preparation for services to start on the Elizabeth line next year.”

Howard Smith, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth line, added: “These vital improvements mean Acton Main Line is ready for future Elizabeth line services.

“It’s great that these new facilities will be available for customers that need to travel now and the many that will return to our services in the future.

“Station improvements at West Ealing and Ealing Broadway such as new lifts for step-free access will soon follow, not just providing step-free access for TfL Rail customers but also for those using the District and Central lines.”

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