New images highlight architectural fit out of Elizabeth line stations
By Andrew Dempsey
New images released by Crossrail today highlight the progress being made with the architectural fit-out of the Elizabeth line stations in central London.
The images show future passengers what they will see when the railway opens in December 2018. They highlight some of the common components used on the platforms to create a recognisable look and feel to the railway, as well as the bespoke elements of each ticket hall that are designed to reflect the character of the local community.
The new imagery includes:
Platform level – glass-fibre reinforced concrete panels create large and bright spaces with curved, sweeping corners
Paddington – bespoke brick panels and architectural light fittings and columns
Tottenham Court Road – theatre-like acoustic ceiling drums inspired by the West End and underground glazing decal based on the street map of Soho
Farringdon – roof of the eastern ticket halls inspired by the neighbouring Barbican
Woolwich – bespoke brickwork and full-width acoustic beams
Julian Robinson, Crossrail Head of Architecture, said: “Crossrail is working with the best architects and engineers in the world to create a railway that builds upon the unrivalled heritage of London and its iconic transport network. As the project passes 85% complete, these new images highlight the progress being made to install the architectural elements that will soon become familiar to the hundreds of thousands of passengers who will use the Elizabeth line when it opens in December 2018.”
Howard Smith, TfL’s Operations Director for the Elizabeth line, said: “It’s excellent to see the new stations for the Elizabeth line really beginning to take shape ahead of the trains running through them from next December. It won’t be long before customers get to experience these spacious, state-of-the-art, accessible stations for themselves. They really will transform the journeys for millions of Londoners, sure to surprise and delight those travelling through them.”
The design and architecture of the new railway can be explored ata major exhibition at London Transport Museum: The design line: stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway. New exhibits, including an outer station clock and a tile of the glazed wall at Tottenham Court Road station, have just been added to the collection of images, films and models of the stations.
The route will pass through 40 stations from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The Transport for London (TfL) run railway will be named the Elizabeth line when services through central London open in December 2018. The Crossrail project is being delivered by Crossrail Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of TfL, and is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and TfL.
Design line exhibition at London Transport Museum
The design line: stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway uses a rich collection of material to let visitors see and feel what they will experience when the Elizabeth line opens in December 2018. Children aged 17 and under go free (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult). Save money by booking tickets in advance online at www.ltmuseum.co.uk - £16.00 for adults and £13.50 for concessions.Tickets on the door are priced at £17.50 for adults and £15.00 for concessions. Tickets allow unlimited daytime entry to all Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year. The design lineexhibition is included as part of the admission fee.