|Crossrail To Review Ealing Broadway Design|
Unpopular glass fronted facade may be binned
Crossrail have bowed to public pressure and agreed to review their unpopular design plans for Ealing Broadway station.
On Thursday (6th Feb) London Assembly’s transport committee meeting heard
Crossrail's surprise announcement - an independent panel will look again at the design of 27 surface stations including, Ealing Broadway, and the borough’s four other stations on the line.
SEC wrote to the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, urging he take action.
Crossrail's latest announcement has been welcomed.
Councillor Julian Bell leader of the council, said:
“This announcement is a definite step in the right direction. I’m pleased that Crossrail has promised to appoint an independent panel to review the designs of the outer London stations. We are pleased that by raising our concerns, Crossrail has had a rethink, this should mean better designs for Ealing Broadway and the other stations along the route.
“We will continue to press for the best possible stations for our borough. Already, we have had a lot of success influencing the interior plans for the station and we will continue to work constructively to get the high-quality designs befitting of these important local landmarks.”
Ealing Broadway is further along the Crossrail project process than the borough’s four other stations (Acton, West Ealing, Hanwell and Southall). The council’s planning department has received plans from Crossrail for the latest stage of the Ealing Broadway scheme. It is hoped that agreement on the station’s design can be reached as quickly as possible so that the plans can be considered without delay.
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10th February 2014