Construction of the new Crossrail station at Paddington has entered the next phase as underground station box work gets underway.
The new Crossrail station will be built under Eastbourne Terrace and Departures Road. To enable excavation of the 260 metre long station box, Eastbourne Terrace has been closed to all traffic.
The full closure of the road has enabled us to establish a larger worksite and will cut the time taken to construct the station by two years. It will also reduce the overall impact on commuters, businesses and residents.
The closure, in place until early 2014, will make it safer for our construction workers to build the foundations and excavate the station box. It will also ensure that the public is kept at a safe distance from our busy worksite.
All traffic, including buses and taxis, has been diverted to alternative routes. Transport for London will be monitoring the situation closely to assess the impact, keep traffic moving and limit disruption and congestion.