Following a tip-off from reader THC that First Capital Connect are reviving the West Hampstead Interchange plans, I've spent the last couple of weeks bugging First Capital Connect's press office, and today they came through with some details:
- West Hampstead station will be rebuilt with lifts, a new entrance, ticket gates and cycle parking. I'd think the entrance will be further south.
- The pavement on the west side of West End Lane will be widened and the road crossing to the Jubilee Line will be improved.
- The North London Line station will get a "modified entrance" and lifts.
- There will be two "associated mixed use developments" to pay for it, which they also say will "improve the public realm".
This is far less ambitious then the previous plans, which were championed by Chiltern Railways, and potentially included a rebuilt tube station with Chiltern and Metropolitan Line platforms, relocating the NLL and Thameslink stations to the east side of the road, and an off-street interchange bridge between them.