1st Class Solutions for a 1st Class Station: New Facilities by Capel C.S Ltd at Southall Station for MTR Elizabeth line

Capel C.S Ltd is pleased to announce another sub-contractor award by MTR Elizabeth line for one of
the packages under TfL’s On-Network Station Improvement Programme (ONSIP). Having recently
delivered their contracts for previous schemes on the Taplow, Langley and West Drayton stations,
their contract for the Southall Station has also been delivered.

In Preparation for The Elizabeth line

Southall Station in Greater London sits on the Western section of the Elizabeth line, where trains will
eventually run into central London. Network Rail awarded various contracts for works to begin on
the station in 2019 for major improvements in preparation for the new Elizabeth line services,
including a full refurbishment of some of the facilities under a Design & Build contract.

Works by Network Rail to rebuild the station included the installation of a new ticket hall to reduce
congestion during peak times and a new station entrance & façade. Capel C.S were then contracted
by the station operator, MTR, for the refurbishment and improvement of the existing customer
facilities at platform-level including the waiting room as well as the ladies W.C. Both areas have had
upgraded Mechanical and Electrical works, including new sanitary ware, lighting, and ventilation.

In order to ensure the design was in line with the MTR Elizabeth line requirements, the contractors worked closely with MTR and the design team after carrying out pre-construction surveys including Electrical, Mechanical and Damp Surveys.

To improve mobility facilities, the contractors refurbished the waiting room to provide more access for people with reduced mobility as well as installed a brand-new entrance door with an auto door operator to aid entry. The contractors then gave a full redecoration and new floor finishes to enhance the areas.

Elevating Public Spaces

By removing existing assets that had exceeded their life expectancy in the public W.C.’s, including
the water tank and lead pipework, the contractors were able to open up the rooms and create a
modern feel space by creating more space, providing higher ceilings and installing a new suspended

Jon Shepherd, Contracts Manager worked on the project and says, “We hope the new facilities at Southall prevail and allow passengers to enjoy the station along with MTR Elizabeth line’s staff. Thank you to MTR for trusting us with another contract!”.

The contractors finished the works by providing new duct panels, new cubicles and a vanity unit in
the pubic W.C. as well as tiled walls with the Elizabeth line branding.

Capel C.S were pleased to work on another project for MTR, enabling their contribution to the
Elizabeth line services as well as TfL’s ONSIP to improve the rail infrastructure across the UK.

For any enquiries, please contact Hortence Yagmur at press@capelcs.com
Photos Copyright: MTR Elizabeth line, Crossrail, Capel C.S Ltd