The Anonymous Widower

Before Crossrail – West Drayton

This Will Be A Charming Station – Rating 6/10

West Drayton has definitely seen better days, but as the pictures show, creating a new station from a collection of pretty good buildings is well under way.

Crossrail’s plans for outside the station look impressive and link the station to the Grand Union Canal. This is said.

The urban realm proposals aim to achieve a high-quality gateway experience by creating a new canal-side pocket park next to the station with tree planting, public seating and steps down to the water’s edge.

At present the station has no lifts, but I would assume the current building works will include these.

I shall be looking forward to going back to an updated West Drayton, as I suspect it will be something of which to be proud.

In fact, my persona of a few years ago will be jealous, after the number of hours I’ve spent on terrible rural stations like Dullingham and Bury St. Edmunds.

October 12, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,


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