|New Look For Southall Station|
Work due to begin this summer and is expected to be complete by 2017
Plans for a new look Southall station -as part of the Crossrail programme - have been approved.
The refurbished building designed by Bennetts Associates, will have a modern glass and steel structure.
There will be a new forecourt and a
The work will be carried out by Network Rail and is due to begin this summer and will last around two years. From the end of 2017, the station will be run by Transport for London as part of London’s integrated transport network.
Crossrail has also been working with Ealing Council and Network Rail to help develop plans for improvements around both the new and existing station buildings which can be implemented when the new station building has opened.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “We have worked closely with Crossrail to ensure that the design of the station in Southall is innovative as well as being practical. The new design makes it as easy as possible for passengers to use, while also making a significant improvement to the town centre in line with the regeneration work that is already well underway in the area. It is clear that the new station and the arrival of Crossrail will bring long lasting benefits not only for commuters but for the area as a whole.”
David Laing, Studio Director at Bennetts Associates, said: “The design of the new station will provide light and spacious facilities for passengers - from its canopied street frontage, through the double-height ticket hall to the route to the platforms - its transparency and lighting enabling clear views through the building during the day and at night. It will be recognisable as one of a family of new Crossrail stations designed by Bennetts Associates about to emerge through west London.”
When Transport for London-run Crossrail fully opens in 2019, up to ten services an hour in each direction will serve Southall station, allowing passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains. Passengers will be able to get to Bond Street in 17 minutes and the journey to Canary Wharf will take 31 minutes.
12th June 2015