Chiswick Subway Under A4 To Get A Facelift

Murad Qureshi says current state is not acceptable


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Transport for London have promised to carry out works to upgrade the subway under the A4 at Cedars Road. The work will be carried out over the summer and will include replacing visibility mirrors, hand rails and cycle barriers.

London Assembly member Murad Qureshi (Labour) had written to the head of TfL, Sir Peter Hendy to complain about the state of the subway, following representations from local residents.

In a letter to Mr. Qureshi, TfL said they had identified a number of measures to improve the appearance of the subways under the A4, which are structurally sound.

At the subway located by Harvard Hill, TfL will replace the visibility mirror, splash panels and extend the handrails on the southern ramp.

At the Sutton Lane subway, the handrail will be extended to the full length of the ramp on the
south side, with the visibility mirror and light lenses being replaced. In addition to this, TfL will install cycle barriers, repaint the subway handrails and provide ‘no cycling’ signs.

They aim to have the various elements of this work completed by September, although it may be done sooner.

Mr. Qureshi said that residents along Barrowgate Rd complained about the pedestrian safety along the A4 at Cedars Rd, and when he went down to meet down he thought that the state of the subways would not be acceptable in central London.

"Residents had got use to them in that state as they have no other choice then to use them to get across and since the changes in catchment areas for primary schools a lot more parents are now forced down this subway to get to Grove Park Primary.

"TfL have just neglected to keep an eye on them and residents of Chiswick should not have to accept that at all," he added.

You can read Mr. Qureshi's blog here :

August 6, 2013