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Construction milestone for Ealing Broadway upgrade

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The work to remodel Ealing Broadway station, extending the platforms at the station to accommodate the new Elizabeth line trains, has reached a major milestone with the completion of the first phase of the structural steelwork installation.

Approximately 120 tonnes of structural steel was installed over consecutive weekend closures of the road. Main contractor Graham Construction used a 500-tonne crane, that sat directly over the site’s bridge piers over the existing rail network, to lift the steel sections into place.

A 500-tonne crane was used to lift in the sections of steelwork.

In preparation for the increase in passenger numbers expected when the Elizabeth line fully opens, Ealing Broadway station is being fitted with lifts and footbridges to improve passenger flow and bring step free access to all its platforms serving the Elizabeth line.

This is one of three stations the company is constructing on the project, with works also at an advanced state at Acton Mainline and West Ealing.

John Deery, Graham.

John Deery, project manager for Graham, commented: “We’re making good progress at the Ealing Broadway site. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation, construction work is permitted to continue, and we are working while following the government’s guidelines carefully to protect both our staff and the public.

“The canopy steelwork is now complete following our installation last weekend. Inside the station, the internal walls are now 80 per cent complete and Stannah lift installation have begun. The curtain walling to the link bridge is now complete between Platforms 1 and 2, whilst work on the mechanical and electrical infrastructure is ongoing.

“Last weekend’s installation was a significant milestone in the first phase of works and I’d like to thank the public for their patience while we completed these works, and congratulate the team for its hard work on a successful delivery.”

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