Located in the heart of the West End, Tottenham Court Road has undergone a major transformation. The Crossrail project is delivering a new station with a new ticket hall at Dean Street in Soho and a second integrated ticket hall below St Giles Circus on Oxford Street.
When the Elizabeth line opens Tottenham Court Road will be one of London’s busiest stations, offering an interchange between the Northern, Central and Elizabeth line services with a capacity of 170,000 passengers in the Elizabeth line station every day.
The new 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 and red 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 and theatreland. 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 is 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 artist Richard Wright has applied a gold-leaf artwork on the ceiling of the eastern escalator box.
In addition to the station improvements, Crossrail worked with Westminster Council on improvements to the area around the station.
- Step-free from street to train
- 24m below ground
- 234m passenger platform length
- 170,000 passenger capacity per day on the Elizabeth line (peak)
- 24 trains per hour (peak, each way)
- Interchange: Central, Northern
DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
Learn more about how the station has been designed to cater for a wide variety of passengers from regular commuters, Oxford Street shoppers, theatre-goers and those seeking the Soho nightlife in this video with Harbinder Birdi from HawkinsBrown.
Download our Tottenham Court Road station profile here.
Gallery - Tottenham Court Road design
ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
When the full route opens, an Elizabeth line service 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.