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Slough station

Slough station will undergo a number of improvements in preparation for the new Elizabeth line services including platform extensions, new signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.


In addition to the station works, overhead electric wires have been installed on the line by Network Rail enabling new, electric trains to run through the station.

Extensive track and signalling work has also been undertaken to improve reliability and increase capacity.

Shenfield station is also now step-free from platform to street.


Network Rail's improvement work is due to finish when the Elizabeth line fully opens. The station will remain open throughout the improvement works.

  • An improved ticket line for the southern entrance
  • Cutting back station canopies to accommodate overhead line equipment
  • Extending platforms 2 to 5 to accommodate 200m long Elizabeth line trains
  • New signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV

Crossrail has also been working with Slough Borough Council on improvements to the area around the station.

The latest newsletters from Network Rail regarding progress on the western sections can be found here:


When the full route opens, four Elizabeth line trains an hour in each direction will serve Slough station, allowing passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains.  An additional two Elizabeth line trains an hour will call at Slough station at peak times.

Contact us

If you have queries about the work taking place please contact Network Rail, which is delivering the Crossrail upgrades: