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Tottenham Court Road station

Tottenham Court Road station

Located in the heart of the West End, Tottenham Court Road is undergoing a major transformation. The Crossrail project is delivering a new underground station and ticket hall at Dean Street in Soho and a second integrated ticket hall below St Giles Circus on Oxford Street.

When complete, Tottenham Court Road will be one of London’s busiest stations, offering an interchange between the Northern, Central and Elizabeth line services with more than 200,000 passengers passing through the station every day.

The new Crossrail station at Tottenham Court Road stretches from a new plaza in front of Centrepoint westwards to Dean Street, running directly below Soho Square. Above ground, a protected conservation area, heritage listed buildings, bustling retail, businesses and a new theatre frame the local station context.

The western ticket hall in Soho is dark and cinematic, reflecting the nocturnal economies that characterise the area. At this site, black is the colour of choice for the glass and stainless steel inside the station.

In contrast, white glass and stainless steel dominate at the Elizabeth line eastern ticket hall - bright and well lit to reflect the 1960s iconography of the nearby Centre Point. Glazed elevations to the ticket halls together with the station lighting strategy create a glow, helping to reinforce their presence at night and provide a connection to natural light during the day.

The Elizabeth line eastern ticket hall will provide an interchange with the Northern and Central lines. An integrated ticket hall, which will be six times the original size, is part of Transport for London’s major upgrade and includes a new public plaza and station entrances outside Centre Point.

Turner Prize winning artists will feature inside the station. An applied gold-leaf artwork by Richard Wright will form the ceiling of one of the eastern escalator boxes. At the western end, a sequence of screens descending into an escalator will display digital artworks by Douglas Gordon.

In addition to the station improvements, Crossrail has been working with Westminster Council on proposals for improvements to the area around the station. Early proposals were published in 2014.

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ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

Tottenham Court Road station will open in December 2018 when services begin through central London. Trains will terminate at Paddington in the west and Abbey Wood in the east.

When the route fully opens in December 2019, a train every two and a half minutes at peak time will allow passengers to travel all the way through to Paddington, Heathrow or Reading in the west and Shenfield or Abbey Wood in the east.

KEY JOURNEY TIMES FROM TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD:

TO

CURRENT JOURNEY TIME

CROSSRAIL JOURNEY TIME

Abbey Wood

50

24

Canary Wharf

21

12

Heathrow 1-3

40

30


TUBE UPGRADE PLAN

Tottenham Court Road is benefiting from more than £1bn of investment towards a new station on the Elizabeth line, currently being constructed by Crossrail Ltd, and a Tube station that will be rebuilt by the end of 2016.

The tube station upgrade includes:

  • A new, larger ticket hall
  • New entrances and a public plaza outside the Centre Point tower
  • Additional escalators
  • New access to the Northern and Central line platforms to reduce congestion
  • New Art on the Underground installations

Find out more about Transport for London's work to upgrade Tottenham Court Road station.

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Current Works

St Giles Circus ticket hall

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Description of work:

The Gostlett Yard box is an adjoining structure to the London Underground ticket hall upgrade that will allow passengers to access Crossrail from the easter end of the station. Crossrail's Contractor Laing O'Rourke will be starting work on the Goslett Yard site from April 2015 to begin the next phase of works to fit out the box and construct the ventilation structure.

Details of work as PDF:

St Giles Circus ticket hall

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Description of work:

Tottenham Court Road is benefiting from more than £1bn of investment towards a new Crossrail station and a Tube station that will be rebuilt by the end of 2016. A public plaza outside the adjacent Centre Point building is also being created, with wider pavements, better cycling facilities and improvements to bus services.

Details of work as PDF:

Dean Street ticket hall

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Description of work:

Laing O’Rourke would like to take this opportunity to advise you of future works at the Tottenham Court Road sites. Up until Christmas, the focus of works at the Western Ticket Hall, above ground, will be on the installation of utilities. This work will involve significant periods of breaking-out the ground and the use of a vacuum excavator of up to 3 days per week. The vacuum excavator, will be deployed to excavate around exposed services. Whilst this method of excavation is fairly loud, it avoids the impacts that would otherwise be caused by a pneumatic hammer. It also minimises the risk of damaging the utility services or causing injury to the construction staff. This utility installation work will be undertaken on Great Chapel Street and Dean Street. These installations are essential works to complete the project. Mitigation measures such as acoustic shielding and quiet periods will be incorporated into the programme, to minimise disruption to our neighbours.

Details of work as PDF:

Dean Street ticket hall

(View on map)

Description of work:

Laing O’Rourke would like to take this opportunity to advise you of future works at the Tottenham Court Road sites. Up until Christmas, the focus of works at the Western Ticket Hall, above ground, will be on the installation of utilities. This work will involve significant periods of breaking-out the ground and the use of a vacuum excavator of up to 3 days per week. The vacuum excavator, will be deployed to excavate around exposed services. Whilst this method of excavation is fairly loud, it avoids the impacts that would otherwise be caused by a pneumatic hammer. It also minimises the risk of damaging the utility services or causing injury to the construction staff. This utility installation work will be undertaken on Great Chapel Street and Dean Street. These installations are essential works to complete the project. Mitigation measures such as acoustic shielding and quiet periods will be incorporated into the programme, to minimise disruption to our neighbours.

Details of work as PDF:

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