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Plans submitted for new Crossrail station

An architect's impression of how the new station might look Credit: Crossrail

Designs for a new station building at West Ealing have been submitted to Ealing Council as part of an overhaul of the station for Crossrail.

The proposals are for a new building on Manor Road, northwest of the existing station, and include a new ticket hall. There are also blueprints for a new footbridge with lifts to provide step-free access to every platform.

The work would be carried out by Network Rail. The plan is for the station to be run by Transport for London from the end of 2017 as part of London's integrated transport network.

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Crossrail Place opens to public today

Crossrail Place opens today, with the building work finally complete. It's the first element of the Crossrail network to open to the public. It's made up of a shopping centre, restaurants and a roof garden, and sits just above the new Crossrail Canary Wharf station. The train station will be the first to open on the network.

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Family of Crossrail worker 'just want want answers'

The family of Rene Tkacik, a 44-year-old man who died whilst working on the Crossrail project last year have said they hope the inquest into his death will reveal what happened to him.

Speaking outside the inquest this morning, his lawyer Helen Clifford said the family just want answers.

Inquest into death of Crossrail worker opens

An inquest into the death of a worker who died last year whilst working on the Crossrail project has opened this morning.

René Tkacik, 44, who died on 7 March after he was hit by a section of freshly applied shotcrete at Crossrail’s Fisher Street site.

He died as he sprayed concrete through a hose - known as "shotcreting" - used by Crossrail contractors.

A silent vigil was held outside this morning. Credit: David Standard/Leigh Day.

A silent vigil was held outside the Coroners Court this morning.

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