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London Overground Infrastructure Improvement ProgrammeWillesden Junction Station Fact Sheet

Background

  • The work at Willesden Junction Station is part of the £326m project sponsored by Transport for London (TfL), Network Rail, the Olympic Delivery Authority and the Department for Transport to upgrade the London Overground network and improve its services.

    What are we going to do?

  • TfL have plans to run longer trains on the Richmond to Stratford route. These will be four carriages long (the current trains have only three).

  • In order to achieve this, both platforms at the Stratford (east) end of the high level station will be extended by approximately 25 metres. This will involve widening the steel bridge over the low level tracks.

  • A new link will also be constructed between the high and low level stations. This will link the east end of the lengthened high level platforms via a subway to the footbridge over the low level tracks.

  • Finally the bay platform at the low level station will be extended to allow its use by four carriage trains. This will involve removal of the existing buildings at the northern (Watford) end of the station and the construction of replacement buildings on a widened platform 3.

  • The work will involve:

    • Clearing vegetation

    • Relocating buildings and railway cables

    • Piling and building concrete foundations

    • Erecting steel bridge sections

    • Installing footpaths, ramps and stairs

    • Extending the existing track at the low level station

    • Alterations to the power/electrification of the rail lines in the area

    • Re-signalling of the route from Acton to Stratford (altering existing and installing new signals) to provide increased train service capacity on the lines.

  • On completion of the Network Rail work TfL will complete the station finishes (lighting etc).

    How will we gain access?

  • Most materials will be delivered by rail on Sundays.

  • Our workers will generally come to site by van and will park adjacent to the rail depot south of the station.

  • Excavators will be of a “Road Rail” type and will be brought on / off the tracks clear of the station area.


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London Overground Infrastructure Improvement ProgrammeWillesden Junction Station Fact Sheet

When will we do the work?

  • The main works are programmed to start in September 2009 and finish by mid 2010.

  • There will be some early enabling works from mid August 2009 and some end of project works (mainly concerning the signalling works) until late 2010.

  • From Monday to Friday we will work between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00.

  • The railway through the high level station will be shut for 24 hours every Sunday during this period – so this will be our busiest day. We will have to carry out any work immediately adjacent to the tracks and make deliveries on Sundays.

  • The railway through the low level station will also be closed on some Sundays.

  • We will minimise any work that needs to be done on Saturdays.

  • The railway will be also be closed over the Christmas/New Year Holiday period 2009 – we will carry out a lot of the larger items of work at this time; which include:

    • Installation of the subway

    • Removal of the low-level platform buildings.

      Would you like to contact us?

  • Via the Network Rail National Helpline on 08457 11 41 41

  • Visit our website at www.networkrail/northlondonline

  • Email us as [email protected]


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