|Four Trains an Hour at Hanwell Say Crossrail|
CEO confirms more regular service to Dr Onkar Sahota
Crossrail have confirmed that Hanwell station is set to see at least four trains per hour during peak travel times.
Crossrail Chief Executive Andrew Wolstenholme has confirmed the planned level of service in response to a letter from local Assembly Member, Dr Onkar Sahota. Originally it was thought that the station would only be served by two trains per hour at best and Dr. Sahota had lobbied for a more regular service.
Information published on their web site about the western section of the line indicates that Hanwell, West Ealing and Acton Mainline will get upto four trains an hour with Ealing Broadway and Southall receiving ten trains an hour.
Crossrail have also stated that they intend to deliver a Sunday service at every station on the line; however this will not be confirmed until closer to the service opening.
Dr Onkar Sahota, Labour Assembly Member for Ealing & Hillingdon said: “Whether it has been the re-opening of the South entrance to the station or the step-free access to platform level, the good news for Hanwell keeps coming.”
“I am pleased that after so much pressure from across the community, Crossrail have relented and will attempt to deliver four trains during peak hours.”
“I will continue to press the Mayor and Crossrail to ensure that we have a minimum of four trains per hour at all times, and will be watching closely to ensure that Crossrail come good on their pledge to deliver the long awaited Sunday service.”
The western section of the Crossrail route runs from Paddington in west London to Heathrow Airport and Reading. The stations on the route will undergo a number of enhancements to facilitate the new Crossrail services due to begin in 2019. This includes new station buildings at Acton Main Line, Southall and West Ealing and a major renovation at Ealing Broadway.
June 25, 2014