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08.07.13

Plans for new Abbey Wood station submitted

Crossrail has submitted its plans for a new station at Abbey Wood in south east London today.

It says the station will bring about a “step-change in public transport” in the area and also play a big role in regeneration around the interchange.

The plans are for a “bright and spacious landmark”, Crossrail says – a two-level station to open in 2017 above two new dedicated Crossrail tracks and those used by North Kent services. View the design images here.

From 2018, a train every five minutes during the peak will allow residents to travel right through the capital without having to change trains. The journey from Abbey Wood to Canary Wharf and Bond Street will be around 20 minutes quicker and passengers travelling to Heathrow will be able to shave around 40 minutes off their journey.

The existing station will be demolished and replaced by a temporary station by summer 2014, to be built in the current station car park

Network Rail is responsible for the civils works to raise and lengthen bridges to make them suitable for the OLE.

Rob McIntosh, Network Rail’s Crossrail programme director, said: “We’re very proud to be delivering such a transformational project on behalf of Crossrail. We’ll be sharing our plans with locals and passengers as we progress on this four-year programme.”

The plans will now be considered by the London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

(Image: Crossrail Ltd)

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