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Station design in pictures: before and after

World class design is at the heart of Crossrail. These images, captured in summer 2016, give a glimpse behind the hoardings to see how the new stations are taking shape.

Drag the divider in each image left or right to see the before and after view.

The new stations, all of which will be step-free from train to street, will open in 2018. They will be fully integrated with TfL’s existing transport network, transforming travel across London and offering passengers seamless journeys.

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway in our Designline exhibition at London Transport Museum.

  • See miniature models of new stations and a sample of the new public artwork for Paddington station  
  • Experience the journey from street to platform at some of the future stations in a new short film
  • Build Custom House station
  • Try out the new bench prototype
  • Touch real architectural samples used to build the stations

Exhibition now open at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.

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Near You

Near You

Explore Crossrail's stations, tunnels and archaeological works Near You

Europe's largest construction project

Europe's largest construction project

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Building London’s new east to west railway sustainably

Building London’s new east to west railway sustainably

Delivering a world-class affordable railway that fast tracks the progress of London