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West Drayton station

West Drayton station

Major improvements are being delivered at West Drayton station as part of the Crossrail programme.

A new glass and steel extension will provide an additional entrance as well as a covered walkway between the existing building and a new footbridge. Three new lifts will provide step-free access to every platform.

Additional upgrades include:

  • A new entrance canopy stretching across the existing building and the extension 
  • Platform extensions so the station can accommodate the new Crossrail trains
  • A new lift to provide step-free access between the subway and the new station extension
  • New lighting in the station and on the platforms
  • Improved customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.

Find out more detail about the plans on Hillingdon Council's website.

The work, being carried out by Network Rail, will take around 18 months to complete. The station will remain open throughout the improvement works and from late 2017 it will be run by Transport for London.

In addition to the station improvements, Crossrail has been working with Hillingdon Council on proposals for improvements to the area around the station. Early proposals were published in 2014.


From December 2019, when the full  route opens, up to six Elizabeth line services an hour will serve West Drayton station, allowing passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains. 



Current journey time

Crossrail Journey time

Bond Street

44 mins

23 mins

Liverpool Street

56 mins

31 mins

Canary Wharf

59 mins

37 mins


37 mins

29 mins

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


Current Works

West Drayton station

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Description of work:

Works at West Drayton station

Details of work as PDF: