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Farringdon station

Farringdon station

Farringdon station is undergoing a major redevelopment to increase capacity, improve accessibility and upgrade interchanges as part of the building of Crossrail. The new station building and Crossrail's services will help ease overcrowding and support economic growth in the area.

The Crossrail station at Farringdon will have two ticket halls.  The western ticket hall at the corner of Farringdon Road and Cowcross Street will integrate with the Thameslink ticket hall. The eastern ticket hall, bounded by Charterhouse Street, Lindsey Street and Long Lane, will link to Barbican station.  The ticket halls will be connected by 250 metre long underground platforms.

Passengers will be able to enter the station through either ticket hall.  Lifts and escalators will take them to the platforms 25 metres underground. Both ticket halls will provide step free access to Crossrail platforms from street level.

Works are underway at the western and eastern ticket halls within the shafts on each site.  When the project is complete the shafts will provide ventilation and emergency access, and house mechanical and electrical equipment for the new ticket halls.

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Crossrail Farringdon Station will provide access to three rail networks: Crossrail, London Underground and Network Rail. Farringdon will directly connect with three of London's five airports, providing a highly desirable railway connection between Heathrow and Gatwick.

When complete, it is planned that over 140 trains per hour will flow through the Farringdon interchange when it becomes a link between Thameslink, Crossrail and London Underground services. Farringdon will be the only station from which passengers will be able to access all three networks. Farringdon will become one of Britain’s busiest train stations, and will be a key link in bringing passengers from outer London to the business hubs in the City and Canary Wharf.

New developments will be built by private developers above the new ticket halls.  Designs incorporate Crossrail's operating station and will also improve local views of St Paul's Cathedral. A range of urban realm improvements will also be carried out to improve pedestrian areas around each ticket hall.

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40 Stations Connected

Building the new railway involves constructing 10 new stations in central London and Docklands and upgrading 30 existing stations between Reading and Heathrow in the west and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.