By 2020, the duration of trips from borough of Ealing could be halved, and real estate prices in this area will be doubled. The new east-west line, which is being built as part of the Crossrail project, will pass through the center of this borough with the stations of Acton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell and Southall.
In addition to rising real estate prices from the construction of a new line, Ealing will also benefit from new retail chains that will open their stores here. These include the Jigsaw street fashion store, the Vapiano restaurant and the Planet Organic supermarket. "Thanks to the new line, I see no reason why Ealing and Acton will not become as popular in the west as Farringdon and Clarkenwell," - David Rosen, a senior partner at the London-based real estate agency Pilcher Hershman, says, - "I always say that the signs of a good place are architecture and metro stations. In the case of Ealing, this is the architecture and stations of Crossrail. "
In the architectural image of Ealing, its contribution will make several large-scale projects. The project Filmworks implies the reconstruction of the old cinema in a mixed-use project of 200 houses and a cinema on six screens. Another large-scale project is Dickens-Yard - a new urban block of 700 houses that will be part of a larger 104,000-square-foot mixed-use project. After the launch of the railway line, the travel time from Ealing to other parts of London will be halved. For example, from Ealing Broadway to Heathrow Airport it will be possible to get at place in 15 minutes. Now this trip lasts 24 minutes. The trip from Acton to Heathrow will be even faster - just 17 minutes instead of 44.