Condition of station worse than expected when work started
Platform closure at East Acton tube station. Picture: YouTube
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the closure of the eastbound platform at East Acton underground station needs to be extended until the autumn.
This is the second time the project has needed to be prolonged after engineers found that the issues with the platform were worse than expected. In November of last year it was announced that unanticipated issues with the work required the closure to remain in place with reopening in May. Now it seems likely that the project will last for over a year having begun in August 2021.
TfL says, “A longer closure is needed to ensure the safety of our staff and customers – after the condition of the current platform was found to be worse than expected. The new platform will reduce the stepping distance between the train and platform along most of the platform. We will also resurface the western end of the eastbound platform during this closure.
The works were temporarily suspended to allow for a reassessment but will resume on 10 April. TfL warns that this may require them to use noisy equipment.
This means there will be no eastbound service on the Central line from the station until the work is complete. Passengers using East Acton are advised by TfL to take the westbound train to North Acton and switch there to the eastbound service.
Passengers wishing to get off at East Acton from an eastbound train are advised to travel onto White City and travel one stop back in the opposite direction.
The work also means that there will be no Night Tube service at East Acton and passengers are advised to take the N7 night bus.
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March 29, 2022