Ealing Council’s Planning Committee in the UK has approved a plan to upgrade Ealing Broadway station in Ealing in west London.
Designed by Bennetts Associates, the new station will have a long, curved canopy that will run through the length of forecourt.
The station is a part of the Crossrail project and as part of the upgrade it will also be added to with a new entrance twice the size of existing one and the old facade will be replaced with a new glass structure.
Other upgrades of the station include a larger ticket hall, four new lifts, improved staircases, platform extensions, new toilets, better passenger information displays, help points and CCTV.
Bennetts will be working with Pascall & Watson, which has been appointed by Network Rail to work on the detailed design of the station.
Construction work by Network Rail is expected to begin in summer 2015 and will take around 18 months.
Ealing Council councillor Julian Bell said: "The arrival of Crossrail will bring wide-ranging benefits to our borough, including major improvements to Ealing Broadway station.
"The council worked closely with Crossrail to achieve a very high-quality design for the station, including plans for a whole new station forecourt with a stunning canopy that I believe will create a fitting gateway to Ealing town centre and set the design standards for other developments around the station."
As part of the construction, Network Rail will also use part of the station forecourt and a corner of Haven Green to set-up worksites in summer 2015.
Supporting the station, Ealing Council will also transform the area around the station by improving safety and transport links.
Crossrail surface director Matthew White said: "Crossrail will provide a step change in public transport for people in Ealing; better stations, new trains and faster journeys.
"Now that our plans for Ealing Broadway are moving forward, we will continue to liaise with local people as the detail of the designs for the station is developed."
Image: An artist’s impression of the upgraded Ealing Broadway station in west London. Photo: courtesy of Crossrail Ltd.