|Shepherd's Bush Overground Station Gets £1.35 Million Upgrade|
New footbridge and entrance wil make journeys more convenient
London Overground customers using Shepherd's Bush station now have a new second entrance and a new footbridge, which will make their journeys easier and more convenient.
The £1.35 millon station upgrade includes two new ticket machines, improved customer information screens and a new pedestrian footbridge bridge - enabling customers to cross from one platform to the other without using the main station entrance.
The Director of London Overground, Mike Stubbs, said: "This will be a great improvement for passengers by helping to reduce their journey times and relieving congestion at the main station entrance and exit by providing alternative access to and from this popular and busy station.
Shepherd's Bush station has also recently benefited from new longer platforms, which were installed and funded by Network Rail, as part of a £25 million project to accommodate Southern trains, which are up to eight carriages long.
A culmination of nine months work by Network Rail has seen platforms lengthened at stations along the West London line - Clapham Junction, Imperial Wharf, West Brompton and Shepherd's Bush.
Mike Smith, route enhancement manager for Network Rail, said: "The West London line has gone from strength to strength, from a period where there were no passenger trains at all, to today, where trains are frequent and full. This investment reflects that popularity and will continue the success story."
There are also proposals to extend London Overground to Barking Riverside in east London and Old Oak in west London, which are in different stages in the public consultation process. TfL sys these would help trigger jobs, housing and business opportunities.
Besides expansion of the network, capacity on current London Overground services is being increased by 25% through the introduction of a fifth car to trains across the network.
The platform extension works at Shepherd's Bush, is part £25 million project of platform lengthening, funded by Network Rail and supported by Department of Transport.
A rack for 20 cycles has also been installed outside the new entrance/exit
April 29, 2015