Ealing Council has just issued a consultation document for its plans around the new West Ealing station The station will move round in to Manor Road as part of the changes being made for the new Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) service which will be fully operational late 2019.

The consultation highlights the Council’s main concerns:

  • Poor quality urban realm
  • Footways and forecourts have a mix of paving materials and are poorly maintained
  • Traffic congestion caused by parked vehicles
  • A perception of poor safety
  • Narrow footways
  • Poor signage and wayfinding
  • Lack of good quality cycle provision

The proposed scheme seeks to tackle these problems with:

  • Improvements to footways and forecourts on approaches to station
  • Rationalisation of existing parking to improve traffic flow along Manor Road
  • Raised carriageway to be introduced on Manor Road to facilitate access to the new station for pedestrians and to encourage driver awareness
  • Widened zebra crossing on Argyle Road
  • New covered cycle parking at station with CCTV coverage
  • New tree planting, seating and lighting
  • Measures to slow traffic at nearby junctions and reduce pedestrian crossing distances to access the station

The consultation runs until 26th February and can be found here