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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 a train every two and a half minutes will run in each direction terminating at Paddington in the west and Abbey Wood in the east.

When the route fully opens in December 2019, passengers will be able to catch Elizabeth line services from Tottenham Court Road to Heathrow and Reading in the west and Abbey Wood and Shenfield 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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