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Step-free access now available at four western TfL Rail stations

Customers using Hanwell, Iver, Langley and Taplow TfL Rail stations now benefit from step-free access from street to platform for the first time, alongside other station improvements. These upgrades have been part of a wider programme of accessibility improvements across the TfL Rail network in preparation for the Elizabeth line, which will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of... Read more...

2019 a year of significant progress but more to do in 2020

2019 has seen significant progress towards completion of the Elizabeth line but there is still much work to do Journey towards the critical Trial Running phase of trains in tunnels is well underway with the infrastructure largely complete Challenges remain around software development, safety testing and systems integration but good progress continues to be made

TfL Rail to operate services to Reading from 15 December

New service is the next step in the delivery of the Elizabeth line Pay as you go using contactless to be accepted between Paddington mainline and Reading from January 2020 Work to make stations more accessible to customers well underway with Iver, Langley and Taplow stations all to become step-free by March 2020

Network Rail awards Ilford and Romford station upgrade contract

The contract to complete Network Rail’s upgrade of east London stations for the Crossrail project has been awarded to VolkerFitzpatrick. The contract worth almost £20m will deliver the vital upgrades at both Romford and Ilford stations including improved entrances and step free access to accommodate the higher numbers of passengers expected to use the new Elizabeth line services.

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