Platforms will be extended to accommodate the high-capacity Crossrail trains that will pass through the station every six minutes at peak. To cope with the extra traffic, a new ticket hall will be built and the entrance will be doubled in size. New lifts will also be installed.
Construction will now start next year, with Vinci as main contractor, and is expected to take 18 months to complete.
The new station, designed by Bennetts Associates, will have a long, curved canopy running the length of the forecourt. The façade will be replaced with a new glass structure.
Client for the project is Network Rail, whose programme director for Crossrail, Matthew Steele, said: “Crossrail is one of the most important projects that Network Rail is working on and promises to deliver huge improvements to rail transport in Ealing, west London and out to Reading. The project team are committed to delivering these important works efficiently and in partnership with the local authority.”