Due to the development of Crossrail and the subsequent increased capacity at Ealing Broadway station, which will likely result in rising passenger numbers, plans are in place to improve the forecourt of Ealing Broadway Station and the surrounding area, otherwise known as Crossrail Complimentary Measures (CCM). The funding for the project comes from Ealing Council and Transport for London (TfL).
To safely and efficiently accommodate this expansion, a series of highways improvements have been proposed to the site and the immediate area. The project aims to improve the highways public realm outside of and adjacent to the station to provide an improved and safe highways environment for all highways users, residents and rail users, and particularly for pedestrians and cyclists.
The council is fully committed to improving local public transport and supporting residents choose active travel such as walking and cycling over shorter journeys by car. This will not only reduce congestion and improve air quality, but help reach the council’s ambitious target of net zero for carbon emissions for the borough by 2030, a vital part of its strategy for combatting climate crisis.
Working with our partners WSP, the council undertook extensive consultation with the local community in July-August 2019. The results obtained during this consultation have been assessed and considered internally and through conversations with some external stakeholders. This process has also resulted in a revised proposed layout being developed for Ealing Broadway. The main features of the 2019 proposal focused on making the following interventions:
- The carriageway outside the station to be narrowed to 1 lane
- Bus Stop F outside the station to be relocated to be outside Metro Bank
- Removal of the existing taxi rank and convert the available space into new footway
- Removal of the bus lay by and converting it into new green space
- New signalised pedestrian crossing on Haven Green
- Landscaping on the station forecourt, additional cycle stands, footway and cycleway resurfacing.
The consultation received substantial feedback, with over 800 respondents following the distribution of over 4000 leaflets to residents, businesses and station users. Generally, there was strong support for the proposals/concept design alongside feedback from the public which is being addressed in the detailed design stage (such as cycle parking, drop-off/pick up zones and access for vulnerable people). Comments were also received from TfL on various issues following the public consultation.
The visualisation shows the new proposed layout for Ealing Broadway Station and surrounds. This new layout has been developed following the results of the public consultation and feedback from TfL. This revised option addresses many of the issues raised and maintains two through lanes rather than one. The main features of this revised proposal include:
- Removal of bus layby as per the original consultation proposal
- Bus Stop F outside the station, to be relocated to the approach to the pedestrian crossing
- The controlled pedestrian crossing has been relocated towards Uxbridge Road by approximately 7m, and widened to be 8m (existing width is 3m)
- Carriageway outside the station remains as 2 through lanes
- Footway opposite the station (outside Starbucks & Five Guys) has been widened (footways on both sides of the road to be widened)
- Taxi rank remains the same with no loss in capacity
- Loading spaces/drop-off points proposed locations have been indicated on the plan.
The proposals will soon be made public via this website with relevant updates sent to stakeholders including emergency services and TfL Buses. We anticipate the works will be substantially completed by no later than summer 2022 (dates TBC) with the majority of construction happening in Spring 2022. Preparatory site investigations will commence in late November/early December 2021 - businesses will be unaffected by these works.
Although the statutory consultation process has now concluded, we will consider any comments received on these latest plans. Any comments should be sent directly to email@example.com for consideration, although we will be unable to respond to every email received.