Crossrail Tottenham Court Road Station Reaches Milestone

Tottenham Court Road station, one of the stations of Crossrail’s central section, has reached an important milestone: works are now sufficiently progressed for final commissioning activities to begin.

Crossrail Ltd says the station is 12 weeks away from being ready for handover to Transport for London. This means Crossrail Ltd can begin the process of handing the station over to TfL.

The remaining work at the station will focus on the extensive testing and commissioning of systems before Crossrail’s central section can open. Currently Crossrail Ltd believes the railway line is still on track for opening in full in the first half of 2022.

The first Crossrail (Elizabeth line) station to be handed over to TfL was Custom House last year and Farringdon should be handed over to TfL in March 2021.

Tottenham Court Road station will have step-free access for Elizabeth line passengers, from street to train. The station’s main entrance will be on Dean Street. The Elizabeth line station will be integrated into the expanded and upgraded London Underground Station. Construction is progressing on commercial developments.

Crossrail Ltd says trial running will begin later in the year. This is the next major stage of the project.