New images released by Crossrail highlight the continued construction progress at Crossrail’s Bond Street station. The tunnels 30 metres below Oxford Street are now finished as are all the connecting passageways.
The western ticket hall on Davies Street is structurally complete. At Hanover Square, excavation for the eastern ticket hall will shortly conclude. Construction of the 250-metre long platforms is nearing completion and installation of the frames to support the full height platform edge screens is now underway.
London Underground engineers have also recently excavated the final passageway linking the expanded Tube station to the new Crossrail station.
Architectural fit-out of Bond Street Crossrail station will begin next year alongside installation of track, signalling and overhead power equipment in the tunnels.
Chris Pateman, Crossrail’s Bond Street Project Manager, said: “Construction at Bond Street continues to make excellent progress. Since work began over five years ago, our highly skilled teams have worked tirelessly to complete the tunnels and excavate the huge new ticket halls. When Bond Street Crossrail station opens in 2018 it will be a fantastic gateway to Oxford Street and the West End.”
The new Crossrail station at Bond Street along with the upgrade work at Bond Street Tube station will dramatically increase transport capacity in the heart of London’s busiest shopping district, transforming access to the West End providing quicker and easier transport links for customers.
The total funding available to deliver Crossrail is £14.8bn and the route will pass through 40 stations running from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km (13 miles) tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
When TfL-run Crossrail opens it will increase central London’s rail-based transport network capacity by ten per cent, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. Crossrail services are due to commence through central London in 2018.
Crossrail is being delivered by Crossrail Limited (CRL). CRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London. Crossrail is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London.