Network Rail selects AECOM to fulfil Crossrail work

Technical and management support services company AECOM has been chosen by Network Rail to design improvement works to stations west of Paddington that are set to become part of the Crossrail route.

The 13 stations on the route, from Maidenhead in Berkshire to Acton Main Line in London, will undergo a number of enhancements to facilitate the Crossrail services due to begin in 2018.

AECOM’s design brief includes a number of improvements, including platform extensions to allow longer trains to run, step-free access at the majority of the stations and refurbishment of station buildings and ticketing facilities, as well as other steps towards improving train reliability, such as turn-back facilities.