We’re investing to improve the railway, station and surrounding areas of Feltham, to make it safer and more accessible for passengers and the local community.
The work includes:
- construction of a new accessible station entrance
- extension of platforms to facilitate the operation of longer, ten car trains
- construction of a fully accessible pedestrian and cycle bridge and the closure of Feltham West level crossing
These improvements will help provide smoother passenger journeys and a safer railway environment. Feltham West level crossing was the second highest risk crossing of its type on the South Western Railway (SWR) network with a history of deliberate misuse. Its closure in March 2019 removes the risk completely and improves safety at the site.
Passengers cannot currently use the last three carriages of the train when getting on and off the train at Feltham. On completion of platform extensions they will be able to use the full length of the train, making journeys easier.
A new station entrance will be constructed which will be linked directly to the new bus stops on Hounslow road by fully accessible ramps. This will improve the ease of connection between buses and trains and provide further accessibility to Feltham station.
A new dual-purpose cycle and pedestrian bridge is being constructed which will provide access over the railway.
- Work started on this project in August 2018.
- The Level Crossing was successfully closed in March 2019 and a temporary footbridge was constructed.
- Platform extensions will be complete in Dec 2019 and the new bridge will be complete in November 2020.
For the safety of our workforce and to minimise passenger impact we need to carry out some of our work at night. Feedback from our local community engagement shows that people wanted their normal rail service maintained and therefore we will keep rail closures to a minimum.
Below is a table outlining the types of work we will be doing over the coming weeks, and what types of noises you may hear.
|Date||Work being carried out||Noise you may hear|
|Saturday 21 - Thursday 26 September||Installation of Lighting Columns on the Platforms||Drilling. Possibility of banging noises from the moving of columns|
|Thursday 26 September – Friday 04 October||Installation of Cabling for Lighting Columns||Drilling|
|Thursday 26 September – Friday 11 October||Installation of CCTV and PA systems||Drilling|
|Thursday 26 September – Friday 11 October||Work will sporadically take place during this period to install the steels for the bridge ramps||Plant moving around the worksite, workers communicating to safely co-ordinate moves|
|Thursday 26 September – Friday 18 October||Work will sporadically take place during this period to resurface the platforms||Small machinery moving around the worksite|
We endeavour to keep disturbances to our lineside neighbours to a minimum, but if planned night works are expected to be especially noisy we will work with out community team to ensure that advance notifications are sent out.
For more information or to get in touch with us, please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.