At the request of Network Rail, a comprehensive station capacity assessment of the
station at Gunnersbury in west London was undertaken to determine the adequacy of
the improvement scheme developed as part of Chiswick Park.
The study examined current and future conditions for both everyday and emergency
operations through the application of Network Rail’s “Station Capacity Assessment
Guidance” and London Underground’s “Station Planning Standards and Guidelines”.
In addition a dynamic spreadsheet model was developed to test the interaction between
station elements and their response to increasing train loads in the future.