Friday 31 Aug 2018
Feltham residents invited to find out more ahead of £23 million station redevelopment
Residents have been invited to find out more about Network Rail’s £23 million investment to rebuild parts of Feltham station, providing longer platforms for new longer trains, new step free access for travellers and a new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians so they can safely cross the railway.
Network Rail is hosting community drop-in events with contractors Osborne on Thursday 6 and Saturday 8 September for members of the public to meet the project team and find out more about the upgrade scheme.
The first phase of work will begin on September 27 with the installation of a second entrance on platform 1, providing step-free access and an improved interchange with local buses.
The improvements are being delivered in partnership with Hounslow Council and Transport for London (TfL) to reduce the time trains spend on platforms, giving passengers easier journeys, and to create a safer, more accessible station for the community.
Victoria Greenwood, scheme sponsor for Network Rail, said:
“With work at Feltham station set to get underway next month as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan, these events offer a great opportunity for local residents to meet our project team and ask any questions they may have.
“We encourage anyone interested in the scheme to come along to find out how this £23 million investment will help improve safety and provide a better experience for passengers.”
The new pedestrian and cycle bridge at the station will allow Network Rail to remove the existing ramped footbridge and permanently close Feltham West level crossing in March next year.
Feltham West level crossing is the second highest-risk highway crossing on the entire south western rail network and has a history of dangerous deliberate misuse. Its removal will significantly improve safety for those crossing the railway.
Another round of community engagement events will take place prior to further work in January next year.
The drop-in events will be held at Assembly Hall, Feltham Park, Hounslow Road, TW14 9DN on:
Thursday 6 September 2018 from 11am - 5pm
Saturday 8 September 2018 from 9:30am -1:30pm
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.