Ealing Broadway Station

Ealing Broadway Crossrail station initial design

Station interchange options

SEC presented a summary of its views on Ealing Broadway station to the Council's specialist committee on Crossrail on Tuesday 26 January.

SEC's full report, submitted last November, urges the need for a full public transport interchange at the station, and for any development to protect the surrounding conservation area, particularly Haven Green open space.

The summary of its objectives, which it wants the Council to adopt, are as follows:

The station is a major gateway to Ealing, and should be part of the commercial and retail offering of the town centre. The opportunity provided by the need to rebuild for Crossrail should be taken to redevelop the whole site, including the realisation of longstanding ambitions for an integrated transport interchange. By this we mean:

  • A set of facilities to enable transfer between trains, underground, buses, bicycles, taxis and cars and mini-cabs (for drop-off and pickup).
  • Covered and step-free transfer between all forms of transport, without any road to cross.
  • Covered waiting areas for all forms of transport, with travel information, convenience shops and public toilets.
  • Short and convenient walking routes between all the forms of transport.
  • Convenient access point(s) for pedestrians from surrounding areas.
  • Ample covered cycle storage facilities.
  • Enough capacity to cater for at least 15 years growth in passenger numbers following completion.
  • Staff facilities for underground, bus and taxi drivers.

At least part of the interchange will inevitably be located on the station site. Other parts could be above or to some side of it, although they should not be on Haven Green. The whole should be of an architecturally high quality and pleasing design that enhances the Conservation Area. A wider redevelopment scheme of the whole site including Villiers House should be a regeneration priority.

The full report can be seen here.

1 February 2010