Elizabeth line tracks and platforms at Abbey Wood station complete

Posted: 5 May 2017 | | No comments yet

Construction of the platform and tracks for the Elizabeth line services at Abbey Wood have been completed by Network Rail, marking another milestone in the delivery of the new station.

The Crossrail route, which has been named the Elizabeth line, will pass through 40 stations from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. 

Work to Abbey Wood station’s new ticket hall is now complete, with an internal fit-out of the building now being underway, and the roof structure, formed of timber beams and steel, is now complete with a zinc cover also currently being installed. Work is also continuing to install all the systems needed for the Elizabeth line, including overhead electric equipment and signalling as well as seating, customer information screens and CCTV.

The new Abbey Wood station will include:

  • A new, larger ticket hall and a spacious concourse which leads to a wide forecourt connecting the station to the Harrow Manorway Flyover
  • New platforms for Elizabeth line and North Kent services
  • Six lifts providing step-free access to all platforms
  • Better security and customer information systems.

“Construction of the new station at Abbey Wood will complete later this year,” said Matthew White, Surface Director at Crossrail. “The new station will provide an improved experience for the thousands of people who use the station every day. The Elizabeth line will halve journey times to many central London destinations.”

The new Elizabeth line will halve journey times to many central London destinations with services beginning in December 2018.

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