HANWELL Station is about to become more accessible to commuters, with its second entrance reopening again for the first time since it was bricked up in the 1970s.

From September, work will begin on the £300,000 project to revive the abandoned entrance in Station Approach.

The work also includes new paving, upgraded lighting, new CCTV cameras, a new canopy, cycle parking and new seating.

The second entrance was originally closed amid security fears, but the area has since changed.

Restoring the original design was identified as a key priority to improve access and ease commuter congestion.

Ealing Council will contribute £50,000, along with £250,000 from TfL.

Train company First Great Western will project manage the construction, which is due to be completed and open in the autumn.

The work to open the southern entrance of the Grade II listed building has been given listed building consent and approval from English Heritage.

During construction, the station will operate as normal and commuters will not be affected. The northern entrance in Campbell Road will remain open.