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Southall station

Southall station

Southall station will benefit from major improvements as part of the plans to introduce the Elizabeth line.

A new, bright, spacious ticket hall will provide a more welcoming environment for passengers and a new forecourt will reduce congestion at the entrance to the station.

A range of other improvements is being delivered, including:

  • A new footbridge with three new lifts to provide step-free access to every platform
  • Platform extensions so the station can accommodate the new 200m long Elizabeth line trains
  • New lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.

These improvements are being delivered by Network Rail.  Work is progressing on the platforms at present.  Work is also going to be carried out on platforms 2 and 3 to make way for the new footbridge.  The canopy will be cut back and additional platform shelters will be installed.  The focus will then move to the delivery of the new entrance, ticket hall and footbridge.  The station will remain open throughout the improvement works.  Network Rail's planned works will deliver the station upgrades at Southall by December 2019 when Elizabeth line services commence from Reading, Maidenhead and Heathrow through central London.

The station is now operated by Transport for London.

Find out more detail here on the plans for Crossrail works approved by Ealing Council.

Crossrail has also been working with Ealing Council and Network Rail to help develop plans for improvements to the area around the station. Early proposals were published in 2014.


Transport for London has now taken over responsibility for the stopping service between Paddington and Heathrow.

From December 2019, when the full route opens, up to ten Elizabeth line services an hour in each direction will serve Southall, making it quicker and easier to get to destinations across London, South Bucks and Berkshire.



Current journey time

Elizabeth line journey time

Bond Street

34 mins

17 mins

Liverpool Street

46 mins

24 mins

Canary Wharf

50 mins

31 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

16 mins

8 mins

Contact us

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