Chiswick Park Footbridge Gets Long-Awaited Go Ahead
It is hoped the new bridge will bring relief to congestion at Gunnersbury station
The long-awaited Chiswick footbridge, which is intended to relieve congestion at Gunnersbury Tube Station, has finally been given the green light.
Chiswick Park has signed an agreement with Hounslow and Ealing Councils as well as Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) to proceed with the development of a pedestrian bridge linking the Park to Chiswick Park station.
Construction will begin in August 2017, with expected completion and
opening taking place in December 2018. It had originally been hoped the
bridge would be ready this year.
However those involved with the campaign to upgrade the facilities at
Gunnersbury station, say that improvements are still needed there, particularly
a new entrance. At the last meeting of the Gunnersbury Action Group, Hermes,
owners of the Chiswick Tower which is above the tube station, indicated
a reluctance to commit to funding a long-awaited extra exit to the station,
as they have been given signals that their plans for a residential complex
in the tower may not get approval from Hounslow Council planners.
May 4, 2017