The transformation will include new lifts and platform extensions to accommodate the new 200 metre long trains, in preparation for the arrival of the Elizabeth line , which will run through large chunks of west London including the borough of Hillingdon .
An artist’s impressions of the new station building designs show a striking new glass and steel ticket hall, which will be located on Horn Lane in Acton.
There will also be a new canopy, lighting, customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.
Crossrail recently unveiled some ' bespoke' new station designs set for the Elizabeth Line.
Matthew Steele, Crossrail programme director at Network Rail said: “Our approved design will provide a greatly enhanced passenger experience for those using the station – the ticket office will be light and airy and the station will be fully accessible, with new lifts providing step-free access from street level to trains.”
The bright new modern station building designs which were submitted in March by Network Rail have recently been approved by the local authority.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing council’s cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “Ealing is one of only two London boroughs which will have five Elizabeth line stations. This will make a huge difference to commuters and bring significant economic benefits to the borough.
“We worked closely with Crossrail to ensure that the new stations are well-designed, innovative and accessible so that travelling is a speedy and pleasant experience. That is why it is particularly pleasing to see that the new Acton station will have lifts to every platform.”
Her Majesty's visit to under-construction Crossrail station at Bond Street
The transformation of the station will be carried out by Network Rail and has been designed by Bennetts Associates.
The station will remain open for passengers while the construction work takes place behind hoardings, but access to the platforms maybe subject to change.
However disruption for passengers using Paddington station continues until August, as it also undergoes a revamp as part of Crossrail project.
Matthew White, Crossrail Surface Director said: “The major improvements at Acton Main Line will transform passengers’ experience of using the station and the new Elizabeth line service will make it quicker and easier for people to get to a range of destinations across London and the South East.”
From Acton Main Line station passengers will be able to get to Bond Street in nine minutes; Liverpool Street in 16 minutes, and Canary Wharf in 23 minutes.
As of the end of 2017 the Elizabeth line stations will be run by Transport for London, and fully operational by 2019.
Four services will run every hour in each direction between Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east to Reading, linking passengers to Heathrow, the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.