City Hall To Fast Track Gunnersbury Upgrade

Now closer than ever to a safer station says local MP

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The Mayor's office has intervened in the campaign to upgrade Gunnersbury Station.

Mary Macleod MP, who chairs the Gunnersbury Station Action Team, said this would fast track moves towards providing a safer station and she welcomed the intervention.

The pledge by City Hall Hall will see a high-level review of options and costs which will help make a decision on what changes could be possible at the station.

Progress was stalled recently after Hounslow Council refused to provide funding for a Network Rail architect to look at potential development of the site, to provide suggestions on major works to reduce congestion and improve safety.

Mary had asked Hounslow Council to commission an architect to look specifically into the improvement plan for the station. She suggested the Council could use Section 106 money for this purpose,

Hermes, who own Chiswick Tower, have already engaged someone to look at the potential new development for a block of flats, but as yet there has been no specific review of the station facilities.

Mary Macleod said Gunnersbury Station will be actively looked at, given the issues raised by development changes in the area.

“This is a big step forward for Gunnersbury Station and I am delighted that City Hall has listened to our Action Team. We are now closer than ever to getting a safer, more accessible transport hub for local residents and passengers. The Action Team will continue to meet to make sure any future changes are the right ones for the station and for the local area”.

December 18, 2014