Network Rail has closed the level crossing on Bedfont Lane and is extending the platforms at that end of the station to accommodate 10 carriage trains.
A new shared pedestrian and cycle bridge is being constructed by Network Rail and is expected to be completed in spring 2020.
To facilitate the closing of the level crossing, the council is changing the surrounding highway and upgrading pedestrian, cycle and bus facilities in the town centre. These improvements will ensure that the closure of the level crossing has minimal impact on the surrounding roads and improves road safety for all road users.
To enable these improvements to be made, Hounslow Road (between New Road and Hanworth Road) is currently closed to all traffic and pedestrians and it is expected to reopen in summer 2019.
The temporary road closure is enabling us to:
- widen Hounslow Road to provide a left turn lane into Hanworth Road and new bus stops
- widen the highway over Longford River
- introduce traffic signals at the New Road junction with Hounslow Road
- carry out improvements to the Hanworth Road / Hounslow Road junction.
Longford River Bridge Night Closures
Between 9pm on Thursday 23 May and 5am on Friday 24 May, the Longford River Bridge will be closed to vehicles between Bedfont Lane and Hanworth Road. This is to lift the new bridge beams to enable the widening of the bridge.
Every effort will be made to keep the eastern footway open for pedestrians, but there will be times when we will have to stop people walking across the bridge to allow the works to take place safely.
Vehicular access from Hanworth Road, in and out of Feltham Station, will be maintained throughout.
Vehicle diversion routes will be adapted for the night closure.
Current pedestrian access over the railway at Bedfont Lane
To cross the railway, pedestrians can use the temporary stepped footbridge. For those requiring step-free access, this is available through the station via a bridge pass system and the lifts are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the new shared pedestrian and cycle bridge is installed. We advise that only those who require step-free access use this route. Please speak to a member of staff at Feltham Station for more information.
The temporary footbridge and the step free access through the station will remain in place until the bridge is constructed.
Hounslow Road closure
Hounslow Road is partially closed to traffic and pedestrians between Hanworth Road and New Road.
Town centre traffic, including buses, is being diverted via Browells Lane and Hanworth Road. These diversions cause significant delays during peak travel times.
Residents and visitors are advised to revise their route, travelling at different times of the day or using a different route if they do not need to access the town centre. Pedestrian access to all shops and business is being maintained.
You can download a leaflet with key information about diversions, changes to routes and more information.
You can download a map which shows where to catch your bus.
You can download a plan showing the works
Check before you travel
To avoid delays, view the junction of Uxbridge Road and Browells Lane on the Jam Cam by searching for Feltham.
Future key dates
For one night in the week commencing 27 May, the Longford River Bridge will be closed to vehicles between Bedfont Lane and Hanworth Road. This is in order to allow Affinity Water to install new connections within the Hanworth Road Junction. Pedestrian access will not be affected and the eastern footway across the Longford river will remain open at all times.
Vehicular access from Hanworth Road, in and out of Feltham Station, will be maintained until the final train leaves Feltham train station at approximately, 12:45am. It will then reopen ahead of the first train at 5:00am. Emergency access will be provided throughout. Vehicle diversion routes will be adapted for the night closure. Watch out for updates on this page and through our social media accounts advising you of the actual date of this work.
Hounslow Road is expected to reopen in Summer 2019 and the second entrance to platform 1 will also be opened at this time. Watch out for updates on this page and through our social media accounts over the coming weeks.