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Current works at 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 the introduction of the Elizabeth line service will help ease overcrowding and support economic growth in the area.

Two new ticket halls are connected by underground 250 meter platforms, 30 metres below ground. The western end located on the corner of Farringdon Road and Cowcross Street will provide access to and from the Thameslink ticket hall. The eastern end is bound by Charterhouse Street, Lindsey Street and Long Lane.

When the Elizabeth line Farringdon station opens in 2018 it will be one of the busiest in the UK, connecting with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide links with outer London, the home counties, the City, Canary Wharf and three of London’s five airports.

Cowcross Street ticket hall current works

Crossrail is building a new ticket hall which will connect with the Thameslink Ticket Hall on Cowcross Street which opened in December 2011 and was designed to accommodate the additional capacity when Crossrail’s services run from 2018.

In Farringdon’s platform tunnels, the rail fit-out  teams are busy installing floor-to-ceiling platform edge screens which provides a critical safety feature providing a physical barrier between the platform and the track.  Works to connect the Crossrail station with the Thameslink Ticket Hall are progressing well with the apse ceiling being assembled and installed over the coming months.

Long Lane ticket hall current works

A new ticket hall is being constructed at the eastern end adjacent to the London Underground Barbican Station.  It is linked to the Cowcross Street Ticket Hall by two platform tunnels which are among the longest on the route at 350 metres, more than double the length of the Hammersmith and City line platforms.

The construction of the new ticket hall is well underway with the steel superstructure now rising out of the ground. When complete, the buildings will provide ventilation and emergency access, and house mechanical and electrical equipment for each of the new ticket halls. Installation of the coffer ceiling is progressing, its design referencing the Brutalist style of the nearby Barbican Centre.

Click on the details below to find out about current construction works at Farringdon station.


Current Works

Cowcross Street ticket hall

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Description of work:

Crossrail is committed to providing up-to-date information about the complex construction works taking place to ensure the local community is kept informed. You are welcome to join us at our quarterly Community Liaison Forum.

Details of work as PDF:

Long Lane ticket hall

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Description of work:

Road Closures affecting Charterhouse Street, Carthusian Street and East Poultry Avenue commencing August 2015.

Details of work as PDF:

Long Lane ticket hall

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Description of work:

An architectural feature of the Long Lane Ticket Hall will be the coffer ceiling, designed to acknowledge the Brutalist style of the nearby Barbican Centre. In order to achieve a good quality finish, it will be necessary to pour the concrete for the ceiling in one pour. To do so, we will position a large boom crane and pump adjacent to the ticket hall site on Long Lane, necessitating a one day road closure.

Details of work as PDF:


Safer Cycling

Farringdon has many large vehicles travelling through it both day and night. 

We would like to remind cyclists to follow traffic diversions and adhere to the Highway Code at all times to ensure their safety in this very busy area.

Read our ten top tips for cycle safety in the road safety section of our website.