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West Ealing station

West Ealing station

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

A new, bright, spacious ticket hall will be constructed as part of the overhaul of the station. The glass and steel structure will let in natural light and will be surrounded by a large canopy. 

A range of other improvements are being delivered including:

  • A new station footbridge with lifts and stairs connecting the platforms to the station building providing step-free access from the street to all platforms
  • Longer platforms to accommodate 200 metre long Elizabeth line trains
  • A new bay platform for Greenford Branch trains by widening platform 4
  • A new canopy for Platform 4.

These improvements are being delivered by Network Rail.  The platform extensions have been completed.  The focus will now 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 West Ealing 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.

Details of the plans for Crossrail works can be seen on Ealing Council’s website.

The council will also carry out work to transform the area around the station. Draft proposals were published in 2014.

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

From December 2019, when the full route opens, four Elizabeth line services an hour will allow passengers from West Ealing to travel through the central London tunnels or west towards Heathrow, South Bucks or Berkshire.  



Current journey time

Elizabeth line journey time

Bond Street

30 mins

15 mins

Liverpool Street

42 mins

22 mins

Canary Wharf

47 mins

29 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

22 mins

13 mins

Contact us

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