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Crossrail begins procurement process for Custom House station

By Ankeeta Munsi

Crossrail begins procurement process for Custom House station

Crossrail today announced that a contract notice has been placed in the Official Journal of the European Union seeking expressions of interest for Custom House station. The indicative value of the main construction contract is in the region of £35 million.

The new Crossrail Custom House station, located in east London, is the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section.

The new station will not only assist with the continued regeneration of the Royal Docks but also improve links between central London and the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. When Crossrail opens, passengers will be able to reach Canary Wharf in 4 minutes, Bond Street in 17 minutes and Heathrow Airport in less than 45 minutes.

The new Crossrail station will be built on the site of the former North London Line station which closed to passengers in December 2006. The new station will include a new ticket hall, interchange with Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and step-free access between the street and Crossrail platforms.

The tender documents for Custom House station will be issued in early 2012 with the contract awarded late next year. Construction will begin in early 2013 with the station completed in 2018.

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For further information contact the Crossrail Press Office on 020 3229 9552 or email pressoffice@crossrail.co.uk

Notes to Editors

The closing date for expressions of interest for C520 Custom House station is 19 December 2011.

The architect for Custom House Crossrail station is Allies and Morrison.

Custom House Crossrail station will be located at the junction of Victoria Dock Road and Freemasons Road, London and is the last of the new central section stations to be procured.

The new Crossrail central section stations are located at: Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Custom House.

About Crossrail

Crossrail will run 118 km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London's key business districts.

When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration across the capital, helping to secure London's position as a world leading financial centre, and cutting journey times across the city.

Crossrail is being delivered by Crossrail Limited (CRL). CRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London. Crossrail is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London.