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May 23, 2016

Modernisation of Acton main line station approved as part of Crossrail project

Network Rail has received approval from Ealing Council to modernise Acton Main Line station in the UK.

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Network Rail has received approval from Ealing Council to modernise Acton Main Line station in the UK.

The modernisation is to be conducted as part of the Crossrail project in preparation for the arrival of Elizabeth line services, which will include new lifts to provide step-free access to both platforms.

Work will include extension of platforms to accommodate 200m trains and installation of a new platform canopy, lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points, and CCTV.

From the end of next year, the station will be operated by Transport for London as part of the it’s integrated transport network.

Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most rail networks in England, Scotland, and Wales.

The company’s Crossrail programme director Matthew Steele said: "Acton Main Line is one of nine stations that we are completely transforming as part of our massive programme of works for the Crossrail project.

"Work will include the installation of a new platform canopy, lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points, and CCTV."

"Our approved design will 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."

The new Elizabeth line will pass through 40 stations from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

When it opens in 2019, four services will serve the Acton Main Line station per hour, facilitating passengers to travel right through central London without the need to change trains.

The new ticket hall was designed by Bennetts Associates on behalf of Network Rail and will be located on Horn Lane.


Image: The modernisation of Acton Main Line station will be conducted as part of the Crossrail project. Photo: courtesy of Crossrail

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