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Tottenham Court Road station

Tottenham Court Road station

Crossrail is working alongside TfL on a £1bn transformation of Tottenham Court Road Station, the biggest transport investment in the West End for decades.

Built over 100 years ago as two separate tube stations, Tottenham Court Road was not designed to cope with the almost 150,000 passenger journeys that are now made through the station every day.  With the expected rise in passenger numbers interchanging between London Underground services and Crossrail in 2018, the existing station is being upgraded to meet the expected rise in demand for this key central London station for years to come.

Alongside the upgrade of the existing tube station, Crossrail is building a new station the length of three football pitches four storeys underground.  A new street level ticket hall will be constructed at Dean Street, with the station box continuing five levels below ground at a depth of around 25m, providing access to the new Crossrail platforms.

Buildings have been demolished from the area bounded by Dean Street, Diadem Court, Great Chapel Street and Oxford Street to make way for the modern looking ticket hall.

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Crossrail Tottenham Court Road station in numbers:

  • 24 trains per hour service at peak times in each direction
  • 260m – length of platform tunnels
  • 25m - platform depth
  • 102,000 passengers are estimated to use Crossrail station each day
  • 40 utilities diverted in and around Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street
  • 500,000 square feet of premium retail, office and residential accommodation created at eastern end of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road
  • £1bn – total investment to build Crossrail station and upgrade capacity of existing Tube station

Key journey times

Tottenham Court Road station will link the West End to Canary Wharf in 12 minutes, Stratford in 13 minutes and Heathrow in less than 30 minutes, and cut journey times by up to half in some cases.




Canary Wharf



Ealing Broadway






Abbey Wood









Tube upgrade plan

Transport for London are delivering a complex planning and engineering project to rebuild the station allows us to improve transport in the capital while keeping the station open to people travelling in and around the West End.  

The benefits of rebuilding Tottenham Court Road Tube station include:

  • 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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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.