The UK’s Transport for London (TfL) and Railway Heritage Trust have completed the renovation of Hanwell station in accordance with modern standards.
With this, the Grade-II listed 19th-century station will be removed from the Heritage at Risk Register by Historic England.
The station has been carefully restored to retain its historic character and will be served by the Elizabeth line.
The restoration work has resulted in making the station more customer-friendly with enhanced accessibility, customer information, and new spacious facilities.
The upgrade work also includes restoration of historic signs on the platforms and on the staircases, and installation of energy-saving LEDs.
A ruined building on platform two has been transformed into a new, spacious waiting room while the waiting room on platform three has also been renovated.
The station will feature new customer information screens, which will display live travel information.
An accessible ticket office window has also been installed and the customer toilet has been transformed into an accessible facility.
This station will be one of 41 step-free stations on the Elizabeth line when the railway will commence services in the first half of next year.
In 1838, Hanwell Station was opened by the Great Western Railway originally.
The station was Grade-II listed in 1972 due to its deterioration.
TfL station enhancement manager Peter Herridge said: “Our team, including colleagues from our operator MTR Elizabeth line, has worked closely with the Railway Heritage Trust, the London Borough of Ealing and Network Rail to carry out these improvements while preserving the rich heritage of this 19th century station.
“Our friends at Didcot Railway Centre also provided some invaluable guidance and inspiration to help us with the finishing touches. It was a real collaborative effort and delivered not only step-free access but vital new facilities that customers will benefit from for years to come. Working with the local borough’s conservation officers in Ealing, we were able to get consent to undertake this restoration. Getting to the stage of the station being removed from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register shows that this work was well worth the effort.”