The new Whitechapel Crossrail station will use the existing Whitechapel Road entrance to the Whitechapel London Underground and London Overground station.
The Crossrail platforms will be in deep tunnels to the north of the existing station but they will all share a concourse, ticket hall, gateline and station operations room, leading to a fully integrated station that provides an easy step-free interchange between the Crossrail, Hammersmith and City, District and Overground lines.
At peak times there will be 24 Crossrail trains per hour in each direction – in addition to the existing London Underground and London Overground services. This will not only ease overcrowding on the existing services but also support the economic growth in the surrounding area, as Whitechapel will become an important interchange due to its position at the eastern extremity of the central section of the Crossrail route. Journey times to Heathrow Airport will be only 39 minutes, whilst Whitechapel to Canary Wharf will be reduced to just 3 minutes.
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Gallery - architects impression images of Whitechapel station
Visitor Information Centre in Whitechapel
Crossrail operates visitor information centres to enable local residents, businesses and anyone interested in the Crossrail project to get further information or have their queries answered by Crossrail staff.
The Crossrail Visitor Information Centre at Whitechapel is located within the Idea Store at 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU. You can browse and download the information on display at the Centre below.
- Whitechapel Visitor Centre Info Panel - What is Crossrail?
- Crossrail Information Panel - Whitechapel Station
- Whitechapel Visitor Centre Info Panel - Transforming Whitechapel Station
- Whitechapel Visitor Centre Info Panel - A walk around the station
- Whitechapel Visitor Centre Info Panel - Construction Arrangements
- Whitechapel Visitor Centre Info Panel - Info and Next Steps
- Whitechapel Visitor Centre Info Panel - Current News
- Whitechapel Visitor Centre Info Panel - Archaeology at Stepney Green
For further information about Crossrail Visitor Information Centres please click here.
Whitechapel Station Environmental Statement
Since the Act received Royal Assent, a number of revisions to the Crossrail ES (2005) Scheme have been developed by Crossrail Limited (CRL). This Environmental Statement (hereafter referred to as ‘this ES’) considers the design revisions at Whitechapel Station.
You can download the ES using the links below. Some of these files are quite large so please allow time to download them to your computer. If you have any problems you can request copies via the Crossrail Helpdesk