West Drayton upgrade go ahead
Victorian building will remain the focus with new glass extension
MAJOR improvements to West Drayton station as part of the Crossrail programme have been given the go ahead by Hillingdon Council.
A new glass and steel extension will provide an additional entrance as well as a covered walkway between the existing building and a new footbridge.
Three new lifts will provide step-free access to every platform. The station and platform improvements will be delivered by Network Rail.
The design, by Bennetts Associates, ensure that the existing Victorian station IF WE have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the news editor at steve.bax@ trinitymirror.com or at Uxbridge Gazette, Trinity Mirror Southern, c/o Trinity Mirror Colour Print, St Albans Road, Watford, Herts WD24 7RG and, once building remains the focal point of the station.
A new entrance canopy stretching across the existing building and the extension
Platform extensions to ensure that the station can accommodate the new, 200m long Crossrail trains
A new lift to provide stepfree access between the subway and the new station extension
New lighting in the station and on the platforms
Improved customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.
The span for the new footbridge is planned to be verified, we will correct it as soon as possible.
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Councillor Douglas Mills, cabinet member for community, commerce and regeneration at Hillingdon Council, said: “I am pleased that this phase of the project has been approved by the council’s planning committee, and that West Drayton will soon have a 21st Century station with improvements and facilities that I’m sure local residents will appreciate.
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