In response to a council question from Hanwell councillor Yoel Gordon, Labour’s cabinet member for Transport Bassam Mahfouz confirmed that funding has now been secured for a southern entrance for Hanwell station.
Works will start in the next few months.
Speaking after the meeting Cllr Mahfouz said:
“After Labour has been campaigning on this issue for a number of years I am delighted that we have secured the southern entrance that commuters in Hanwell have been demanding for so long.”
Local Elthorne ward councillor Yoel Gordon added:
“I am delighted that work will start soon. Hanwell Labour submitted a petition on this subject to the council in the autumn. I am delighted that Network rail have listened to the pressure that we and the local community have put on them and agreed to fund this vital improvement for local commuters.”
Local Hobbayne ward Councillor Ray Wall also added:
“This a great step forward but we will continue to campaign for four trains an hour, a Sunday service and lift access for the people of Hanwell to have a 21st century railway service.”