The Anonymous Widower

Before Crossrail – Ealing Broadway

More Romford Than Stratford – Rating 5/10

Ealing Broadway station will be one of the more important stations on Crossrail, ranking with Stratford. Just as Stratford will be a major interchange with suburban rail, the Overground, the Underground, the DLR and buses in the East, Ealing Broadway will in a slightly lesser fashion perform a similar role in the West.

This is a Google Map of the station.

Ealing Broadway Station - Downloaded 7th July 2015

Ealing Broadway Station – Downloaded 7th July 2015

At the moment, the station is rather a jumble of connections, with none of the elegance of Stratford or Reading. It’s got a lot of the run-down feel of Romford or Ilford.

Ealing deserves better and this station has been through a major rethink in recent months. But will there be the right connectivity between Crossrail and the Underground?

Suppose you want to get between Wimbledon or Richmond and Heathrow. Transport for London, recommend getting a bus for the first and going to Paddington for the second.

So London gets a new fifteen billion pound railway and it doesn’t easily connect to where it is needed.

I would assume that if Ealing gets full step-free interchanging between all lines, some of this will be easier, but connecting to Richmond probably needs a new Crossrail station at Old Oak Common connecting to the North London Line. Wimbledon would hopefully be a change at Farringdon onto Thameslink.

October 14, 2014 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

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