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11.05.16

Unique designs for new Crossrail stations released

New images of the remodelled stations along the Elizabeth Line, as Crossrail will be named, have been released to the public.

The images, which are also featured in a free exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects, provide a new glimpse of the Elizabeth Line, which is now approximately 75% complete and is due to open in 2018.

It will feature 10 new stations and upgrades to 30 stations. The stations will be equipped with 250m platforms to accommodate longer trains.

 04 farringdon station - proposed platform 236035

Julian Robinson, head of architecture at Crossrail Limited, said: “The Crossrail project has worked with world-leading architects and designers to deliver a new railway that draws upon the fantastic transport architectural heritage of London and London Underground with each station reflecting the distinct character of the surrounding area and presenting a common line identity.”

Each new station’s underground parts will remain consistent with the rest of the Transport for London network, while the entrances are designed by different architects to reflect the character and history of the local area.

For example, the new Elizabeth Line station at Paddington will echo the design legacy of Brunel’s existing terminus building, while the new Farringdon station is inspired by the Barbican and the historic local trades of blacksmiths and goldsmiths.

01 paddington station - proposed ticket hall 235985

The designs are based on principles of identity, clarity, consistency, inclusivity, sustainability, security and people focus.

As part of the privately-funded Culture Line scheme, permanent works of art will also be installed in many of the central London stations.

Spencher Finch’s ‘A Cloud Index’ will be embedded into Paddington Station’s glass canopy, while Turner Prize winning artists Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright will produce artworks at Tottenham Court Road, and Michal Rovner will produce a digital installation for Canary Wharf station.

The new edition of RTM features all the latest updates on Crossrail from Howard Smith, Crossrail operations director at Transport for London.

To view all the images, click here.

(Images from top to bottom - proposed Tottenham Court Station entrance at Dean Street, proposed Farringdon Station platform, proposed Paddington Station ticket hall. All images c. Crossrail)

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Andrew Gwilt   17/05/2016 at 21:02

I like how Crossrail is designing new stations aswell building new stations in Central London and it will look so nice once the whole network opens in December 2019.

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