Crossrail - Tottenham Court Road - Station Designs

Entrance Hall at Tottenham Court Road
(Image courtesy of Crossrail)
The £1bn transformation of Tottenham Court Road will be the biggest transport investment in the West End for decades. As this is a mixed development there are also plans for a new studio theatre on the site of the old Astoria.

Tottenham Court Road tube station was not designed for, and struggles to cope with the almost 150,000 passenger journeys that are now made through the station every day. Once Crossrail services begin to operate, passenger numbers are expected to rise to over 200,000.

Crossrail has released new designs for Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station, one of the biggest stations on the Crossrail route. The updated designs not only provide Londoners with a first glimpse of the new station but also an indication of the scale of the station's eventual size. The new Crossrail station will be integrated with the Tube station to form a combined station that will stretch from Soho to Centre Point.

The new development will have a mix of uses including retail office and leisure and envisages the creation of a new open space between the buildings and fronting the theatre. The style and materials of the works will be closely coordinated with the works envisaged on the other side of Charing Cross Rd (which is in the London Borough of Camden) so as to create a feeling of a new destination worthy of the location.

Planning Applications will be submitted as the project further develops so keep following for more information. Resident's views and queries are a key part of the consultation process so please comment or contact me to get your points heard.

Follow the link to the latest Tottenham Court Road Newsletter or for more information on the new design and anything else Crossrail related please click here.

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