|Five Stations To Benefit From Crossrail Funding|
Council awarded money to spruce up local stations
Five stations in the borough stand to benefit from £7.3m of Crossrail funding.
Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway, Hanwell, Southall and West Ealing will see improvements over the next four years which could include cycle parking and seating, improved accessibility to stations, and enhanced station forecourts.
The council was awarded the money from Transport For London's (TfL) Crossrail Complementary Measures (CCM) fund and is nearly a quarter of the total £28.5m available for the whole of London.
It's additional to funding that Ealing Council has identified for works around the Ealing Broadway and Southall Stations.
Pat Hayes, regeneration and housing executive director, said: “This money will improve the environment around all the Crossrail stations and make using them a more pleasurable experience. The programme is a good example of the broader benefits the council has been able to secure from Crossrail.”
Crossrail will see residents travelling from Ealing Broadway to central London in only 11 minutes and to Canary Wharf in just 26.
A small amount of work may start this year - on lighting, CCTV, and enhanced crossing works to the south of Hanwell Station - and further improvements would take place at a later date following public consultations
David Rowe, Crossrail head of borough projects and programmes, said: “We look forward to starting work in Ealing and bringing the advantages of an improved transport to another borough. Crossrail will be integrated as part of the TfL network providing a fast, frequent service linking the east and west and relieving congestion on some of the busiest Tube lines.
“Coupled with this, we are providing £28.5m of support to Ealing and other boroughs along the route to ensure that the areas outside of the stations are safer and more pleasant from the first day of operating the new services. These improvements will mean better facilities for those arriving on foot, by bike, by bus or by other means.”
27th April 2015