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West Ealing Station – 16th April 2019

These pictures were taken at West Ealing station.

At last there appears to be some progress, with the footbridge now under construction.

The station certainly looks to be advanced enough, to fit in  with Crossrail opening within a year, as I wrote about in Crossrail Service To Reading On Track For December Opening.

According to the Wikipedia entry for Crossrail, West EWaling station will have the following trains, when Crossrail opens.

  • Two trains per hour (tph) between Reading and Abbey Wood
  • Two tph between Maidenhead and Abbey Wood
  • Four tph between Heathrow Terminal 4 and Abbey Wood.
  • Two tph between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Abbey Wood.

What if you want to go to Shenfield?

If the Western section of Crossrail opens in December, would West Ealing station get the following service?

  • Two tph between Reading and Paddington
  • Two tph between Maidenhead and Paddington
  • Four tph between Heathrow Terminal 4 and Paddington
  • Two tph between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Paddington

That would surely be an excellent service!

If the frequency on the Greenford Branch could be doubled to four tph, there would also be an excellent interchange to the branch line.

Crossrail To Reading In December 2019

As current rumours are that Crossrail will open in December to Reading, it looks like the station will be usable.

It is planned that West Ealing station will have a Crossrail train every six minutes.

 

April 16, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I haven’t seen anyone working at West Ealing station for a few weeks now. I used to get emails from Crossrail informing me in advance of what work would be going on that might be noisy or taking place at night, but not had one of those for almost a year now. Granted, the new bridge has almost been built, but if work was going on at the station for most of the day every day, much more progress would have been made, particularly with the new station entrance. I doubt they’ll be finished by Spring 2020. I know it’s sad, but I’m really looking forward to the installation of the escalators and lifts at the station, thus avoiding negotiating the 30 steps (one way) so I can use my local station when going to Heathrow with a heavy suitcase and not have to get a cab to Hounslow East!

    Comment by Steve Vadgama | July 22, 2019 | Reply

    • Several of the stations from Acton Main Line west are a mess. Contracts had to be relet and only now are things happening. It looks to me that the project wasn’t planned properly or Crossrail ran out of money. Stations to the East didn’t seem to have as many problems. Although Gidea Park was late because it appears it was nearly impossible. It probably needed a new bridge, but that would have meant closing a very busy station for a year or so So it looks like they more-or-less rebuilt it in situ.

      Comment by AnonW | July 22, 2019 | Reply

      • Oh, I see.
        Let’s hope the west London stations are finished in time!
        Thanks.

        Best wishes,

        Steve

        Comment by Steve Vadgama | July 22, 2019

    • Several of the stations from Acton Main Line west are a mess. Contracts had to be relet and only now are things happening. It looks to me that the project wasn’t planned properly or Crossrail ran out of money. Stations to the East didn’t seem to have as many problems. Although Gidea Park was late because it appears it was nearly impossible. It probably needed a new bridge, but that would have meant closing a very busy station for a year or so So it looks like they more-or-less rebuilt it in situ.

      I keep wondering what trains you’re going to get for the branch. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Vivarail’s Class 230 trains. Three trains working on batteries could do a four trains per hour service.

      Comment by AnonW | July 22, 2019 | Reply


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