Category: Public Transport

  • Demand Responsive Bus Trial

    Transport for London (TfL) has launched a four week consultation on plans to trial a demand responsive bus service in Ealing. According to TfL, this is a trial service that does not have a fixed route or schedule, but ‘responds’ to the request to be picked up by the customer. It can be booked at the…

  • New Crossrail station timeline – will it be delivered ‘on time’?

    The Crossrail station timetable has been released to the public. Considering Network Rail’s ‘track’ record, one can be very sceptical whether it will be delivered on time or will the project go ‘off the rails’ again. According to the timeline, Network Rail expects the whole borough’s Crossrail station portfolio to be all upgraded in less…

  • Avoid Ealing Broadway over the summer due to roadworks

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska has become aware of the traffic arrangements happening on The Mall from today, Saturday, 20th July til 12th August 2019 as a result of electric cabling works. The maps should be self-explanatory, however, Cllr Dabrowska has raised the issue of the traffic plans as it seems that no lane will be open…

  • Tube closures this weekend

    There will be a planned closure on the Tube network this weekend, 15 and 16 June, that may affect residents in Ealing. The closure is part of our ongoing Four Lines Modernisation Programme, and will help to facilitate the huge overhaul of the signalling system on the Circle, Hammersmith & City, District and Metropolitan lines.…

  • CONSULTATION: 112 bus re-routing along Madeley Road scheme

    Residents and readers alike may recall TfL and Ealing Council’s go-ahead with re-routing the 112 bus route (Ealing Broadway to Brent Cross) despite the majority of responses to their 2016 consultation objecting to the proposals. (Link to earlier article: http://ealingcommon.yourcllr.com/2018/09/28/tfl-to-reroute-112-bus-despite-opposition/) Over the last two months, councillors# from Hanger Hill and Ealing Broadway wards as well as Cllr Joanna…

  • Crossrail Update: Ealing Broadway & West Ealing stations

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska sent a FOI* enquiry to Crossrail/Network Rail about the progress of Ealing Broadway and West Ealing stations. Here is the response: We have completed on-time all of the railway upgrades required for the new Class 345 Elizabeth line trains to serve the stations in Ealing. Therefore local people are already benefiting from…

  • National Rail finally ‘devegetates’ along track

    After several complaints from property owners living along the route, Network Rail has finally agreed to remove vegetation along the Acton-Hanwell stretch. This will help residents along the north side of the The Mall, Hamilton Road and Inglis Road; as well as the south side of Waldegrave Road and Ealing Village. The works are scheduled…

  • TfL to reroute 112 bus despite opposition

      Following on from a wide and varied consultation last summer, TfL has decided to go ahead with rerouting bus route 112 via Madeley Road rather than via Uxbridge Road, despite the majority of respondents opposing the idea.    Here is the response from TfL: Dear Sir or Madam   Thank you for your interest and response…

  • Strikes planned on Piccadilly Line

    Councillors have been informed of planned industrial action on the Piccadilly line from the early afternoon of Wednesday 26 September until the Saturday morning Saturday 29 September. Talks to resolve the strike actions are planned, but if the strike goes ahead then there will be little to no service on the Piccadilly line throughout this…

  • Ealing Council’s Highways don’t consult with ward councillors and get it wrong

    Over the weekend, Cllr Joanna Dabrowska found out from residents in the neighbouring ward of Turnham Green (Hounslow Council) that Ealing Council is consulting on a new taxi rank in Ealing Common ward. Ealing Council haven’t had the courtesy of contacting ward councillors what is being proposed (sounds like the proposal to pedestrianise Longfield Ave where…