West Dray­ton up­grade go ahead

Vic­to­rian build­ing will re­main the fo­cus with new glass ex­ten­sion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Ad­di­tional in­clude:

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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the In­de­pen­dent Press Stan­dards Or­gan­i­sa­tion. in­stalled over Easter, and work on the sta­tion is ex­pected to last around 18 months. Matthew White, Cross­rail sur­face direc­tor said: “The up­grades at West Dray­ton will pro­vide lo­cal

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“While the ex­ist­ing Vic­to­rian build­ing will re­main the fo­cal point, the new ad­di­tions will en­sure that the sta­tion is ready for the ar­rival 2220 email ad­vice@ipso.co. uk

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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.

“Af­ter the years of plan­ning and de­lib­er­a­tion it is ex­cit­ing to hear that work to up­grade the sta­tion will shortly com­mence, and that this brings us one step closer to the start of the Cross­rail ser­vice in the bor­ough.” com/how­to­com­plain where you can view our Com­plaints Pol­icy and Pro­ce­dure. A “How To Com­plain” pack is also avail­able by writ­ing to the Legal and Com­pli­ance Depart­ment, Trinity Mir­ror PLC, One Canada Square, Ca­nary Wharf, Lon­don E14 5AP.

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