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Major plans for Acton main line station

Architects impression of Acton main line station

Network Rail has submitted plans for a new station building at Acton Main Line to Ealing Council.

The rail operator said that the proposals for a modernised ticket hall were part of the project to prepare for the arrival of Elizabeth Line services on Crossrail.

The new glass and steel structure, designed by Bennetts Associates on behalf of Network Rail, will be located on Horn Lane.

A range of other major improvements will be made to the station, including:

  • New lifts to provide step-free access to every platform
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200m long Crossrail trains
  • New platform canopies, lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV

The transformation of the station will be carried out by Network Rail as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan. From the end of 2017 the station will be run by Transport for London.

Network Rail Crossrail programme director Matthew Steele said: “Our proposed design will completely transform Acton Main Line station and provide a greatly enhanced passenger experience for those using the station. The ticket office will be light and airy and the station will be fully accessible, with new lifts providing step-free access from street level to trains.”

When the new railway fully opens in 2019, four Elizabeth line services an hour in each direction will serve Acton Main Line station, allowing passengers to travel through central London without having to change trains.

Passengers will be able to get to Bond Street in nine minutes and Liverpool Street in 16 minutes, while the journey to Canary Wharf will take 23 minutes.

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