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April 27, 2015

London Overground upgraded Shepherd’s Bush Station opens

London Overground Shepherd's Bush Station in the UK is now serving commuters with a new second entrance and a new footbridge, allowing easier and more convenient journeys.

By Samseer M

London Overground Shepherd’s Bush Station in the UK is now serving commuters with a new second entrance and a new footbridge, allowing easier and more convenient journeys.

As part of the £1.35m station upgrade, the station has also benefitted from two new ticket machines and improved customer information screens.

London Overground director Mike Stubbs said: "This will be a great improvement for passengers by helping to reduce their journey times and relieving congestion at the main station entrance and exit by providing alternative access to and from this popular and busy station.

"This investment reflects that popularity and will continue the success story."

"During peak times, the new exit, combined with the new pedestrian footbridge, will allow a quicker and more convenient route to Westfield shopping centre."

Shepherd’s Bush Station is currently used by around ten million passengers each year and it is estimated to be increased to 13.5 million by 2031.

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The station has also recently benefited from new longer platforms. The platform extension works was part of a £25m project of platform lengthening funded by Network Rail.

This project was aimed to accommodate Southern trains, which are up to eight carriages long.

Network Rail lengthened the platforms at stations along the West London line, namely Clapham Junction, Imperial Wharf, West Brompton and Shepherd’s Bush.

Network Rail route enhancement manager Mike Smith said: "The West London line has gone from strength to strength, from a period where there were no passenger trains at all, to today, where trains are frequent and full.

"This investment reflects that popularity and will continue the success story."

Meanwhile, London Overground is set to start services from Liverpool Street station to Cheshunt, Enfield Town and Chingford lines as well as the Romford to Upminster line by the end of this month.

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