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West Drayton station

West Drayton station

Major improvements are being delivered at West Drayton station as part of the plans to introduce the Elizabeth line.

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 Elizabeth line 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.

Along the tracks, new overhead lines have been erected enabling electric trains to run through the station.

The work is being carried out by Network Rail. The station will remain open throughout the improvement works.  Network Rail's planned works will deliver the station upgrades at West Drayton 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.

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

Elizabeth line Journey time

Bond Street

44 mins

24 mins

Liverpool Street

56 mins

31 mins

Canary Wharf

59 mins

38 mins


37 mins

30 mins

Contact us

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:

Improvement work to West Drayton station