Road crossing outside Gunnersbury tube station to be improved

Image above: Road crossing outside Gunnersbury tube station; image Gooogle Streetview, September 2022

Crossing to be widened and signals upgraded to accommodate crowds

The road crossing outside Gunnersbury tube station is to be improved. This is something the West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society has long been campaigning for. The traffic signals are to be upgraded and the crossing will be widened.

Chair of the West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society Marie Rabouhans told The Chiswick Calendar:

“Having campaigned for years for improvements to the Gunnersbury Station pedestrian crossing, the West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society is delighted that the necessary work is now being undertaken by TfL.

“We have recently received the following information from officers at LB Hounslow:

‘The Chiswick Business Park / Gunnersbury Station / Chiswick High Road traffic signals (25/089) are being upgraded. As part of these works the crossing outside Gunnersbury Station will be widened.

‘Each crossing will benefit from pedestrian countdown and all the signals, push button controllers, and the cabinet and power supply will be replaced as part of the works. New detectors will be added to improve the efficiency of the junction.

‘The junction refit and widening of the crossing is expected to take two to three weeks to complete and some of the works will be carried out during the night to avoid disruption to Chiswick High Road.’.”

By increasing capacity at peak pedestrian flow times, the widening of the crossing should help to deal with the crowds who spill out into the street to and from Chiswick Business Park at peak times.

Now all that remains it to add an extra platform and a lift for access to Gunnersbury tube station and the station will be as the West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society would like it to be. But at the moment there is no prospect of that.

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