Transport and streets news

New cycle safety system trialled on lorry in Ealing

Ealing shortlisted for five transport awards

Published on 2 September 2015

Ealing Council has been shortlisted in five categories in the National Transport Awards, including Local Authority of the Year.

Artist impression of new Crossrail station.

Crossrail Public Information Session

Published on 13 August 2015

Residents are invited to attend a public information session on the forthcoming Crossrail works at Ealing Broadway station.

MAD cycle display team

School children go MAD for cycle competition prize

Published on 15 July 2015

Children from West Acton Primary school were treated to a cycle stunt show from the MAD Cycle display team on Tuesday, 7 July as a reward being the Ealing winners of Sustrans’ Big Pedal 2015.

Ealing Broadway Cycle Hub

Ealing Broadway cycle hub temporary closure

Published on 17 June 2015

Ealing Broadway cycle hub will close temporarily for essential maintenance and cleaning work from 6pm on Friday 26 June, and will reopen on Wednesday 15 July.

visualisation of Crossrail West Ealing

Ealing Council approves Crossrail funding

Published on 23 April 2015

Ealing Council’s cabinet on Tuesday night (21 April) approved how £7.3million will be allocated to improving the areas surrounding the borough’s five Crossrail stations.

Southall Broadway roadworks final view

Procession road closures this Sunday

Published on 10 April 2015

Residents are alerted in advance that Sunday, 12 April will see road closures in Southall until approximately 7pm, due to the annual event Vaisakhi.

Ealing Broadway works reach final stages

Published on 24 March 2015

Ealing Council is preparing for the final stages in the £4.3million project to improve travel for commuters around Ealing Broadway, after work on the initial phase has been finished on time.

led light

LED lights will make huge savings

Published on 17 March 2015

Work will start next month on replacing the borough’s old street-lights with new, energy efficient LED lanterns, saving the council over half a million pounds a year whilst also making streets safer.

Temporary traffic lights in Haven Green

Published on 12 February 2015

Temporary traffic lights will be in place at the junction of Castlebar Road and Haven Green during half term while improvement works continue to the Haven Green conservation area.

Ealing Council's discounted bike lock scheme

Ealing bike lock discount scheme

Published on 15 January 2015

Ealing Council is giving local people another reason to get on their bikes this week thanks to the return of its highly popular, subsidised bike lock scheme.

bus lane chevrons pilot

Trailblazing bus lane trial eases traffic congestion

Published on 12 January 2015

A new road marking system encouraging drivers to use a bus lane in non-operational hours, has led to an improvement in road efficiency on Mandeville Road, Northolt.

Falcopathfinder cycle lights

Ealing the first in London to trial cycle lights

Published on 7 January 2015

Ealing is the first London borough to install innovative solar powered LED cycle path lights.


Two-way traffic resumes on Southall Broadway

Published on 19 December 2014

Southall Broadway has reopened to two-way traffic for the first time in six months after the main phase of work to improve the safety and look of the Broadway was completed ahead of schedule.

Hanwell station new entrance on station approach

Second entrance at Hanwell Station reopens

Published on 5 December 2014

A second entrance to Hanwell Station has been opened to commuters for the first time in more than three decades.

Cycle hub at North Acton Station open for business

New cycle hub at North Acton Station is open for business

Published on 28 November 2014

Ealing Council’s new covered cycle hub has been opened at North Acton Station ready for commuters to use.

Milton Road PlayStreet

Make local streets ready for play

Published on 11 November 2014

Ealing Council is encouraging residents to set up their very own PlayStreet for children to play out safely in their roads.

Bike Swap Modeshift Award

Ealing Council wins transport award for Bike Swap scheme

Published on 7 November 2014

Ealing Council’s Bike Swap initiative, developed in partnership with The Bicycle Society has won a sustainable travel award.

Ride through Winter

Ealing Council is offering £40 vouchers to keep residents cycling through the winter

Published on 13 October 2014

Ealing Council is offering residents £40 vouchers to buy winter cycling gear.

Burst water main in The Mall, Ealing Broadway

Urgent repairs to water main to close part of New Broadway

Published on 10 August 2014

Part of the New Broadway will be closed to traffic this weekend while repairs continue to a faulty water main.

Local heritage register

Council sets out plan to conserve heritage assets

Published on 30 July 2014

A Victorian pillar box and remnants of old walls in Acton are just some of the new additions to Ealing Council’s local list of heritage assets, updated for the first time in 13 years.

Southall Broadway roadworks final view

Southall Broadway improvements enter final phase

Published on 23 July 2014

Work is about to begin on the final phase of a major project to improve the safety and attractiveness of Southall Broadway, and Ealing Council is advising road users to consider alternative routes.

Ticket to ride 2014

Hundreds take to their bikes in Ealing

Published on 1 July 2014

Ealing Council hosted free guided bike rides throughout Sunday, 29 June giving more than 300 cyclists of all ages and experience the opportunity to join the 11 mile ride through the borough.

Artist impression of Ealing Broadway station redesigns

Improved Ealing Broadway station designs revealed

Published on 2 June 2014

Redesigned proposals for improvements to Ealing Broadway station have been revealed by Crossrail.

Perceval House and Longfield Avenue

Perceval House car park to close temporarily

Published on 13 May 2014

The car park behind Perceval House will close temporarily from 15 – 30 May so it can be transformed into the count centre for this month’s local and European elections.


Mini-Holland plans confirmed to go-ahead

Published on 9 April 2014

Good news came for cyclists in Ealing this week when Transport for London (TfL) confirmed it will fund key components of the council’s comprehensive mini-Holland bid.

cars parked on a street

New carer permits make parking easier

Published on 7 April 2014

Ealing Council will introduce new ways of paying for parking this month, making it easier for carers to carry out their work in the borough.

Lido junction project

Lido Junction scheme improves road safety

Published on 2 April 2014

Ealing Council’s safety improvements at one of the busiest junctions in the borough have resulted in a 300% reduction in pedestrian accidents and a drop of 70% in vehicle collision rates.

lorry cycle system

Trial shows signs of improving cycling safety

Published on 25 March 2014

Ealing Council’s trial of an innovative new lorry alert system has reached the halfway mark and is already showing signs of improving cycle safety.

Bassam visits Church Road roundabout works

Roundabout signals a safer way to cross Uxbridge Road

Published on 4 February 2014

Work is well underway to transform the junction at Uxbridge Road and Church Road, Hanwell. When finished, it will be safer for pedestrians and make car journeys quicker.

Study shows cataclysmic impact on jobs from losing Heathrow Airport

Published on 10 December 2013

Up to 70,000 jobs across three boroughs neighbouring Heathrow would vanish, with devastating economic consequences, if the airport were to close in favour of a new hub airport elsewhere.

New cycle safety system trialled on lorry in Ealing

Ealing launches trial of lorry cycle safety system

Published on 28 November 2013

A trial of an innovative new lorry safety system which warns drivers when cyclists and pedestrians are close to the vehicle was launched by Ealing Council on Tuesday (26 November).

Tree blocking road after St Jude storm

Cleaning up after the storm

Published on 28 October 2013

Dozens of trees have fallen across the borough as high winds battered the Capital early this morning. Council staff and contractors have been working flat out to clear trees and other storm debris.

WEB Cllr Mahfouz with Safe Drive Stay Alive speakers

Hard-hitting safe driving lessons for teens

Published on 14 October 2013

High school students from Ealing and Hounslow were given hard-hitting lessons about driving at the Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshow last week.

'Smilie' wall bracket

Get on your bike with cycle discount schemes

Published on 8 October 2013

Ealing Council is giving local people another reason to get on their bikes this week as it introduces two new cycle equipment discounts.

Support cycle bid to create 'mini-Holland'

Published on 15 July 2013

Ealing Council leader Julian Bell wants cyclists to join him on a ride to City Hall as the council bids to become a cycle-friendly mini-Holland.

Brush up cycle skills on free guided tours

Published on 13 May 2013

Ealing Council is inviting residents to get on their bikes to explore the borough in a series of free guided rides on Sunday 23 June to celebrate National Bike Week.

Uxbridge Road at Hanwell clock tower junction

Have your say on Uxbridge Road

Published on 6 March 2013

Local residents are invited to give their views on proposals to improve road safety and traffic movement on Uxbridge Road in West Ealing and Hanwell.

people walking through a snow covered park lined with trees

Snow update

Published on 22 January 2013

Teams are continuing to grit the main roads, secondary routes and busy pavements.

Ealing Half Marathon

Race into town for Ealing Half Marathon

Published on 25 September 2012

Residents and visitors are encouraged to line the streets of Ealing and Hanwell on Sunday, 30 September, for the first ever Ealing Half Marathon.

Proposed layout of Southall Broadway

Exhibition on Southall Broadway changes

Published on 20 June 2012

A new 20 mile per hour speed limit, wider pavements and new central islands to make crossing the road easier are among proposals to completely redesign the layout of Southall Broadway.

Junction on Uxbridge road

Lido Junction safety works to start

Published on 8 May 2012

Ealing Council began work on the traffic signals at a West Ealing junction today (8 May) to make it safer for pedestrians.

Vaisakhi procession in Southall

Southall celebrates Vaisakhi

Published on 23 March 2012

Thousands of people are expected to join the Vaisakhi celebrations in Southall on Sunday, 25 March.

Give your views on lido junction

Give your views on the Lido Junction

Published on 21 November 2011

Ealing Council is asking for residents' views on proposed work to make the Lido junction, in West Ealing, safer.

Schools pick up travel plan accreditiation

Schools with smart travel sense get star treatment

Published on 15 November 2011

As Road Safety Week approaches (21-27 Nov), 18 schools in Ealing have been accredited by Transport for London (TfL) for their school travel plans.

Money invested into shopping parades

Shopping parades look their best after cash boost

Published on 27 October 2011

Ten shopping parades across the borough have had a facelift to the tune of £1.5m thanks to Ealing Council.

Maintenance session for bikes

Ealing top borough for bike health checks

Published on 31 August 2011

Ealing Council has delivered more Doctor Bike sessions than any other of the 32 London boroughs.

Street cleaning in Ealing following a night of vandalism and violence in the town

Riots - Big Clean up

Published on 9 August 2011

Work has been underway to clean-up streets across Ealing since early this morning after a night of vandalism and violence in the town.

People on bikes

Ealing shortlisted for a national transport award

Published on 26 July 2011

Ealing Council is in the running for a national transport award for Most Improved Transport Local Authority.

Map of proposed HS2 route

Council lodges objection to HS2 route plans

Published on 7 July 2011

Ealing Council has lodged a holding objection to the initial route plans for High Speed 2 (HS2) because of the disruption that could be caused at borough level.

enforcement in bus lanes

Trial to allow motorcycles in bus lanes ends

Published on 9 June 2011

From the end of June, motorcycles will no longer be allowed to use most bus lanes in the borough.

bike racks

Ealing Broadway bike hub on the right track

Published on 5 May 2011

A new cycle hub with secure, covered and illuminated bike stands is set to be built at Ealing Broadway station by the autumn.

Ealing Council picks up a London Transport Award

Ealing Council scoops top transport awards

Published on 4 May 2011

Ealing Council has won most improved transport borough at the London Transport Awards.

Fly-tipping outside Amera restaurant

A trio of fly-tippers caught red handed

Published on 3 May 2011

Three businesses have received hefty fines for fly-tipping offences following action by Ealing Council.

Car in car club

Car clubs revs up for 2,000 new members

Published on 29 March 2011

Ealing Council has secured funding to expand car clubs in the borough.

Map of proposed HS2 route

Have your say on High Speed 2

Published on 28 March 2011

Ealing Council wants to ensure local residents make their views heard on proposals for High Speed 2.

Junior road safety officers

New junior road safety officers learn the ropes

Published on 9 February 2011

Junior Road Safety officers, from ten schools across the borough, attended an induction session at Ealing Education Centre.

Raised table

Raised tables get support in Hanwell

Published on 7 February 2011

Ealing Council is to install raised tables at a busy junction in Hanwell as part of a package of measures to improve road safety.

94 bus at Acton Green

Hybrid buses well received at Acton Green

Published on 1 February 2011

A package of improvements to make Acton Green more peaceful and less polluted has proved a great success.

Car and buses

Council in the running for transport awards

Published on 28 January 2011

Ealing Council has this year been shortlisted for two London Transport Awards.

A bus drive across a pedestrian crossing

Have your say on the future of Ealing's transport

Published on 26 January 2011

Ealing Council wants your views on the future of transport in the borough.

Greenford crossroads

Transport on the agenda at Mayor's question time

Published on 17 January 2011

Residents are being urged to come along and quiz the Mayor on transport matters in Ealing this Wednesday.

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