We are on the inside track of Europe’s largest infrastructure project – Crossrail - having been appointed to construct and upgrade three railway stations as part of the new high frequency, high capacity railway for London and the south east. To be known as the Elizabeth Line when services begin through central London in 2022, the new railway system will be fully integrated with the existing transport network. In order to improve journey times, ease congestion and offer better connectivity for c200m passengers each year, many of the stations along the route require significant upgrading. We are in the process of constructing two completely new stations in West Ealing and Acton Mainline, and significantly remodelling Ealing Broadway. Valued at £50m, all three schemes, which are located on the Great Western Main Line, fall under the Crossrail West Enhanced Stations Phase 2 – Work Package 2.
Beginning in June 2019, we remain on schedule for completion in June 2021 despite progress being negatively impacted by Covid-19. Our efficient reorganisation, mitigation measures and health and safety focus in the face of such challenging pandemic conditions have been “commended” by Network Rail. The West Ealing Station works involve the construction of a new station, interior fit-out, telecommunications, step free access between platforms and street level, and the provision of ticket windows within the ticket office. The Acton Mainline Station is a reciprocal new build station project. The Ealing Broadway Station scheme features the construction of a new curved canopy, new glass structures, a new entrance, and a ticket hall with capacity for 17 standard ticket gates and one wide gate. It also includes platform extensions to accommodate the new Elizabeth Line trains, four new lifts, improved staircases and new toilet facilities.
“A lot of other projects on the Line have looked at GRAHAM in how they have put in these Covid mitigations and they have implemented the exact same assessments. It’s been nice working with GRAHAM. They have a young group of engineers who are all very focused on the same goal. They’ve gone right for it, and they should be commended for it.”