April 2011 – Written Question about Hanwell station

by Nigel Bakhai on 5 April, 2011

Question

What progress has the Portfolio holder made in re-opening the southern entrance, more frequent services and step free access at Hanwell Station?

Answer

The Transport Planning team has recently begun further work to look at options for a potential southern entrance and possible step free access options at Hanwell Station. The initial work is due to be completed by the end of May 2011.

Additional services at Hanwell Station were considered as part of the Crossrail Specialist Scrutiny Panel. The planned Crossrail service pattern is constrained by the need to accommodate other services on the Great Western Relief Lines. These include the non-Crossrail passenger services, which will continue to run, providing a service beyond Maidenhead and crucially, the need to provide adequate paths for both present and anticipated growth in demand for freight services. Officers continue to have dialogue with Network Rail on this issue who are very aware of the Council’s desire for increased frequency of service.

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