Train station ‘will be a landmark’
RAIL passengers of the future are getting a glimpse right now of a vision for Hayes and Harlington station.
New images released by Crossrail last week show a light and airy, glass and steel building with steps, lifts, waiting areas and a coffee shop.
Crossrail, which has applied to Hillingdon Council for planning permission for the station, has stated the distinctive new glass and steel structure is intended to create a landmark.
A bright, spacious ticket hall will provide a more welcoming environment and a range of other improvements will be made to the station.
The building, designed by Bennetts Associates, will be situated immediately to the north of the present station and will replace a commercial property.
Julian Lipscombe, director of Bennetts Associates, said: “The signature projecting roof not only establishes a civic presence, but also draws all directions of approach together into a legible and uplifting route through the glazed ticket hall to the platforms beyond.”