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04.05.17

Work moves forward to prepare Abbey Wood station for Crossrail

Work to prepare Abbey Wood station for Elizabeth Line services moved forward yesterday as Crossrail announced that the construction of platform structures and tracks had been completed by engineers.

The station will be ready for service in autumn this year when the station will open to Southeastern trains.

A number of other upgrades are also being made on the station: the structure of the new ticket hall has been completed and the internal fit-out of the building is underway.

The roof structure, which is formed of timber beams and steel, is also ready, as engineers work to install a zinc cover on it.

Timber structure of the roof for Elizabeth line Abbey Wood station 250712

Some work is required on the track to install all the systems needed for the line, including overhead electric equipment and signalling as well as seating, information screens and CCTV. 

Tracks for Elizabeth line services at Abbey Wood complete 269181

Matthew White, surface director at Crossrail, said: “Construction of the new station at Abbey Wood will complete later this year.

“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.”

This latest development follows work being completed to install the ceiling at Farringdon and Liverpool Street stations in preparation for Crossrail passing through.

Writing for the latest issue of RTM, Howard Smith, TfL’s operations director for the project, said that the first of the Elizabeth Line trains was preparing to enter service in May in anticipation of the full infrastructure opening in December 2018.

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Comments

Andrew Gwilt   05/05/2017 at 02:35

Looks more nicer. Abbey Wood station looks much modern as it was before. But what about Shenfield. Could Shenfield station could get the revamp with a improved station entrance, better lighting, ticket halls and new LED information screens that has already been installed and platforms 1-2 and platforms 3-4 to be refurbished with new surface as platforms 5 & 6 are due to reopen from next week with platform 6 being the newest bay platform for the Elizabeth Line that both platforms will be the terminus for the Elizabeth Line. And with new trains to be ordered which some have already been delivered from the manufacturing plant in Derby as Bombardier are manufacturing the new 9-car and 7-car Class 345 Aventras for the Elizabeth Line.

Kent Commuter   06/05/2017 at 12:39

Abbey Wood went from a usual commuter rail station in Southeast London to a brand new modern interchange station which will have a interchange between National Rail (Southeastern) and the Elizabeth Line.

RTM   08/05/2017 at 13:49

Andrew there's no need to comment twice under different names.

Andrew Gwilt   10/05/2017 at 16:19

Suppose you want to prevent me from commenting. Then ban me from commenting then RTM.

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