When Crossrail fully opens in 2019, up to 10 trains an hour in each direction will serve Ealing Broadway. The journey to Bond Street will be 11 minutes quicker and to Canary Wharf will take 26 minutes instead of 44 currently. The station will also be an interchange with the District & Central line on the Underground as well as national rail services.
The proposed plans, which have been submitted to the London Borough of Ealing, would replace the existing cramped entrance and ticket hall with a more spacious glass structure with new lifts and staircases. The new entrance would be twice the size of the existing one. Platforms will also be extended for the new 10-car Crossrail trains.
Matt White, Surface Director at Crossrail said: “We believe that our proposals will significantly improve the station, providing a bright spacious entrance and making it easier for passengers to get from the ticket hall level down to the platforms. Crossrail will provide a step change in public transport for people in Ealing. Brand new trains will take passengers right through the centre of the capital, reducing journey times and making it quicker and easier for them to get to a whole range of destinations across London and the southeast.”