Residents Continue Campaign For Improvements To Gunnersbury Station

Proposals include second stairway, a lift and a new entrance on Wellesley Road

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The West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society are continuing their campaign for improvements to Gunnersbury Station.

In their recent newsletter the WCGS say: "It is true that some improvements were made and more are promised, but these do not address the fundamental problem which is that the station is now unsafe.

"With the development of the business park and other office buildings opposite, the numbers of passengers using the station has risen to levels which are well beyond the designed capacity of the station.

"It is envisaged that soon there will be 12,000 office workers employed near the station. There is already a massive tidal flow of people on the stairway and the single island platform."

The Society are pressing for a second stairway and a lift, involving possibly a new entrance on Wellesley Road.

London Assembly Member Tony Arbour, is said to be sympathetic towards the plans but points out that such a radical restructuring of the station would require more funds than can be found in the current climate. The Society however, takes the view that passenger safety should take priority and are continuing to press for the rebuilding of the station.

"We are lobbying our MP and our Councillors to that effect. We do not want to be in the position of saying “we told you so” in the event of an accident."

July 30, 2011