The Anonymous Widower

Ealing Broadway Station – 12th October 2020

I took these pictures, as I passed through Ealing Broadway station yesterday.


  1. It looks to be a large posh shelter on the platform.
  2. Ealing Broadway seems to be joining the group of Crossrail stations, with means to cross the tracks at both ends of the trains.

I took the pictures from a train with a full nine car Class 345 train! They have a capacity of 1,500 passengers and are 200 metres long.

October 13, 2020 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


  1. Ealing Broadway is unusual given that passengers at stations like Barking can alight from a train anywhere along the platform and cross to the adjacent platform to change trains .

    While at Ealing Broadway a barrier exists along the common platform between the Central Line and eastbound TFL/ GWR platform meaning passengers have to walk the length of platform to change trains . Given how TFL now operates the bulk of trains and difficulties this causes to wheelchair users I’m surprised that the barrier has not been removed or are there plans to remove barriers making cross platform interchange possible ?

    Comment by Melvyn | October 13, 2020 | Reply

    • I felt the same about the Central Line and TfL Rail Interchange.

      The second footbridge also seems to be designed so that fleet-footed passengers coming in on the Central Line and wanting to go to Reading or Heathrow, could run over quickly from the back of the train.

      But there’s a fence in the way!

      Comment by AnonW | October 13, 2020 | Reply

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