Is Crossrail going under your house?

Details of how the new station will look and the route of the tunnel


Dates for Crossrail local public information centres

Your chance to see detailed plans and ask questions about the scheme

31 Essex Place
Fri 28 Nov 2�8pm
Sat 29 Nov 10�6pm

Arcadia Shopping Centre
Tue 2 Dec 2-8pm
Wed 3 Dec 2-8pm

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Crossrail proposes a tunnel from the Great Western Main Line near Ladbroke Grove to a portal at Chiswick Common. A station is proposed at Turnham Green to provide interchange with London Underground services.

The Crossrail line would run under Thornton Avenue just to the south of the existing District/Piccadilly line tracks according to designs published by Crossrail

The scheme proposes a station building to the east of Turnham Green Terrace. The new platforms would be approximately 14 metres below ground and access would be via escalators and lifts.

The design from the Crossrail website picture below shows the view from the West of Turnham Green Terrace with the raised District/Piccadilly line platform on the left and the Crossrail platform underground to the right.

Some businesses on Turnham Green Terrace have already been informed that compulsory purchase orders may be issued for their premises.

The new station building which would be on the corner of Thornton Avenue would contain full ticketing facilities and barrier gates and would combine with the existing station to allow access to both London Underground and Crossrail via an extension of the existing subway.

The view below shows the station entry from the south looking up Turnham Green Terrace.

Crossrail are in discussions with LUL to increase the District line service from Ealing Broadway to 10 trains an hour and scrap the Richmond branch. They claim that the journey time from Turnham Green to Paddington would be under 10 minutes and Liverpool St. could be reached in under 20 minutes. There is no mention of a Piccadilly line service being introduced at Turnham Green. Previously Crossrail had said that they would be negotiating with London Underground to introduce this service. On a recent visit to Chiswick Bob Kiley stated that he was asking Tim O'Toole the managing director of LUL to review this issue again.

New platforms would be situated underground beneath Chiswick Back Common on a level
section of the Crossrail tunnels. West of this point the tracks would rise on a 'cut and cover' ramp to emerge in the vicinity of Bridge Street which is at the southern end of the current footbridge.

The ramp and station would be constructed from a site on the Back Common. The District line would be diverted southwards onto a temporary alignment to provide space for the construction.
On completion of construction the site would be reinstated. The footbridge that currently crosses to Acton Green would be removed and replaced by a level foot path.

Crossrail would approach Chiswick underground to the east of Emlyn Road, passing under Palgrave Road, Stamford Brook Road, Gainsborough Road and Prebend Gardens. An access shaft would be built on Stamford Brook Green. The shaft would be approximately 10 metres in diameter. The design of the surface structure will be subject to further consultation as the project develops. The drawing on the Crossrail web site shows how the structure could look.

Crossrail are holding a series of public information meetings over the next few weeks, details of which are given above.

There is a 24 hour seven day a week helpline on 0845 602 3813 and an e-mail address as well as a web site which contains background information about the project.

November 29, 2003