Expect Noise Disturbance in Ealing Centre

Crossrail warn that the hammer method of piling will be used


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Crossrail has issued warnings of potential noise disruption due to piling work in the Ealing Broadway Station area over the next few weeks.

Artists impression of Ealing Broadway
Artists impression of Ealing Broadway Station

As one element of this programme, construction work will take place around Ealing Broadway station.

In order to achieve a safe working environment and minimise disruption to the operation of the railway, certain work must take place at the weekend and at night.

The following work will take place between Hanger Lane and St Leonard’s Road bridge on the following dates and times:

Backfilling of platform excavations at Ealing Broadway station, involving the use of a 55t crane located in the car park of Carmelita House:

Installation of tubular steel pile foundations for overhead equipment:
22:00 on Saturday 18 June to 08:00 on Sunday 19 June
o22:00 on Saturday 16 July to 08:00 on Sunday 17 July

The piles should take up to an hour each and there are three to install, one just to the east of Ealing Broadway Station and two close to Longfield Avenue.

The piles will initially be installed using the quieter vibration method.

However, depending on ground conditions, it may be necessary to complete the pile installation using the hammer method which can be very noisy. The noise will not continue for the full shift times advised above.

The works that were to occuron the railway on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June were cancelleddue to the need to recover the train which had de-railed at Paddington station on Thursday 16 June.

Therefore works to backfill platform excavations involvingthe use of a 55t crane located in the car park of Carmelita Housewill now take place:

from 22:00 Saturday 2 July to 05:00Sunday 3 July.

We apologise in advance for any disturbance which you experience. We will endeavour to minimise any impacts on local residentsand briefings will be provided to those workingon site about the need be considerate to our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum wherever possible.

Crossrail say the whole programme is now over 70 per cent complete and is being delivered on time and within budget. The Transport for London (TfL) run railway will be named the Elizabeth line when services through central London open in December 2018.

According to their journey calculator it's estimated that once in service it will take 7 minutes to get from Ealing Broadway to Paddington and 11 minutes to Bond Street.


For any queries, either before or while this work is taking place, please call our dedicated 24-hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or email CRCrossrail@networkrail.co.uk.


21st June 2016









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