Ealing Labour can confirm that after a long campaign there will now be lift access provided by Transport for London at Hanwell station ahead of Crossrail opening in 2019.
These works will be added to the improvements already on-going at the station, including the re-opening of the southern entrance, promised by Labour in the local elections (pictured).
Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment said of the announcement:
“This is amazing news for Hanwell. It just wasn’t right that Hanwell would be the only Crossrail station in the whole of west London not to have a lift. Our success at getting a lift in Greenford and our work on a lift for Hanwell alongside a great community campaign with Transport for All means that Hanwellians will get a station fit for the 21st century.
Another victory against all the odds for accessibility means those with disabilities, parents with buggies and those accessing Heathrow with bags of luggage will be just some of the people benefiting from this announcement. Together with the re-opening of the southern entrance to the station, currently underway, there will be a fantastic transformation to a key station.”