Network Rail engineers have accomplished work at Acton Main Line station.
The improve to the West London station was wanted forward of the Elizabeth line opening.
Work has included constructing a spacious new ticket corridor from metal and glass together with gatelines, and a lined, accessible footbridge with lifts serving each platforms.
There are additionally improved platform ready shelters, lighting, signage and buyer data screens offering a greater buyer expertise for these utilizing or returning to the station when journey restrictions are lifted.
Network Rail can also be presently finishing work on massive, trendy ticket halls and new lifts at West Ealing and Ealing Broadway stations as a part of the Elizabeth line improve bundle of labor.
Works in any respect three of those stations within the London Borough of Ealing follows earlier infrastructure upgrades together with the development of longer platforms to accommodate the 200m lengthy Elizabeth line trains.
Acton Main Line initially opened in 1868 and with the set up of a footbridge and two new lifts now has step-free entry for the primary time in simply over 150 years of operation, enhancing accessibility for these needing to journey to stations between Paddington, Heathrow and Reading.
Network Rail Elizabeth line director Tim Ball mentioned: “Acton Main Line is one among 9 stations that we’re fully reworking as a part of our preparation for the Elizabeth line.
“The new amenities are an enormous enchancment for passengers utilizing the station – the brand new ticket workplace is mild and ethereal and for the primary time in its 152 yr historical past, the station is now totally accessible, with lifts offering step-free entry from avenue degree to platforms.”
TfL chief working officer, Elizabeth line Howard Smith added: “These important enhancements imply Acton Main Line is prepared for future Elizabeth line providers. It’s nice that these new amenities can be out there for clients that must journey now and the various that can return to our providers sooner or later.
“Station enhancements at West Ealing and Ealing Broadway resembling new lifts for step-free entry will quickly observe, not simply offering step-free entry for TfL Rail clients but in addition for these utilizing the District and Central strains.”
Last month, work to revive Hanwell station to its former glory forward of the Elizabeth line reopening was additionally full.
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