Ealing Broadway station is undergoing significant upgrades in preparation for the Elizabeth line.
Network Rail has confirmed the work will take place over the first bank holiday weekend to demolish the stairway on platform 2/3, which will enable the owner and operator to install the foundations for a passenger footbridge and lifts.
These will connect platforms to the larger ticket hall which will be at Ealing Broadway station once all major upgrades are completed.
A temporary staircase to the platform will be installed and in place until the new footbridge and lifts are both installed.
The plans in place which include this bank holiday programme of work will help to keep Ealing Broadway station open throughout the construction process.
Although there is still a volume of travel expected at this time of the year, Network Rail say approximately 50% fewer passengers travel, which make it an ideal time to schedule these important upgrade works in preparation for the Elizabeth line, scheduled to open in December 2018.
Significant progress has been made; Crossrail is more than 90% complete and the images previously released highlight just how far along the project is.
The importance of Ealing Broadway station to the over-arching Crossrail project has been revealed by Ben Wheeldon, Crossrail programme director for Network Rail.
He said: “This station upgrade forms a vital part of our upgrade programme for the Elizabeth line and will allow us to work on the foundations for a new footbridge and lifts that will improve access to the station and connectivity to a new larger ticket hall.
“The scale of the work is huge and we will work round the clock to ensure the work is completed on time as we continue to deliver our Railway Upgrade Plan.”
A 500-tonne crane will be brought to site in order to complete the upgrade work planned over the bank holiday weekend.