1838-2018: Hayes & Harlington station celebrates 150 years of first-class connections

1838-2018: Hayes & Harlington station celebrates 150 years of first-class connections

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Hayes & Harlington station where rail services have been a game changer for one West London town.

It was back in 1838 when the first trains of the Great Western Railway opened, taking passengers as fast as possible from South West London to the West of England and Wales. Today this East – West transport artery remains as pivotal as ever with the new Crossrail service coming to Hayes & Harlington station shortly.

The journey at Hayes station has been on over the last 150 years has been rich. The town’s location on the Grand Union Canal made it well-placed for Great Western Railway services, which linked Bristol to London for the first time. As far back as 1885, trains from Hayes travelled to Windsor through an underground service – it could have made a convenient royal commute for Queen Victoria!

Now, more than a century and a half after prominent train services were first established at Hayes & Harlington, what does the future hold for the station?

Of course, there is Crossrail. When services commence in 2019, Crossrail will enable residents from Hayes to travel direct to Bond Street, in the heart of the West End, in just 25 minutes and to reach Farringdon in 25 and Canary Wharf in 34.

Ahead of the operation of this new line, the Mayor of London has pledged to increase railway services to Hayes station, with 10 trains per hour at peak times.

Passengers will also benefit from an improved service courtesy of electrification of the slow line, platform extensions and a building revamp. On top of all this, Hayes enjoys quick and easy access to Heathrow International Airport just 10 minutes away via Heathrow Connect.

With transport connections critical to life in London, those living at the award-winning be:here Hayes development, just a three-minute walk from Hayes & Harlington station, will be able to take advantage to these fast new links into the capital.

New station and travel links provided by the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) have supported thousands of new jobs and homes in Hayes. Accommodation providers Be is supporting this influx with its stunning be:here Hayes at the Gatefold Building open to tenants since February 2017.

“We’re seeing residents at be:here Hayes moving into the community from all over London and beyond. Things will only get more exciting with the launch of Crossrail in 2019.

“Crossrail will make living in this part of West London a great option for people working in the City or Canary Wharf who want the amenities and services you get from a building specifically designed and managed with renters in mind – all without the central London price tag.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes


The scheme is part of the wider regeneration of the Old Vinyl Factory and delivers units priced from £1,1195 pcm for 1, 2  and 3-beds all with either a garden, terrace or balcony.

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.