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Crossrail begins procurement process for Custom House station

By Juliet Whitcombe

Crossrail begins procurement process for Custom House station

Crossrail today announced that a contract notice has been placed in the Official Journal of the European Union seeking expressions of interest for Custom House station. The indicative value of the main construction contract is in the region of £35 million.

The new Crossrail Custom House station, located in east London, is the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section.

The new station will not only assist with the continued regeneration of the Royal Docks but also improve links between central London and the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. When Crossrail opens, passengers will be able to reach Canary Wharf in 4 minutes, Bond Street in 17 minutes and Heathrow Airport in less than 45 minutes.

The new Crossrail station will be built on the site of the former North London Line station which closed to passengers in December 2006. The new station will include a new ticket hall, interchange with Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and step-free access between the street and Crossrail platforms.

The tender documents for Custom House station will be issued in early 2012 with the contract awarded late next year. Construction will begin in early 2013 with the station completed in 2018.