Tottenham Court Road
A public plaza outside Centre Point is being created with wider pavements, better cycling facilities and improvements to bus services.
This scale of investment - totalling more than £1bn - will dramatically improve one of the most congested parts of London's transport network.
The station will be fully upgraded by 2016 - in time to meet the estimated demand of more than 200,000 journeys per day once Crossrail is built.
See what a walk through Tottenham Court Road station will be like.
The benefits of rebuilding Tottenham Court Road Tube station include:
- A new, larger ticket hall
- New entrances and a public plaza outside Centre Point
- Additional escalators
- New access to the Northern and Central line platforms to reduce congestion
- New Art on the Underground installation
Passengers will also benefit from safety and accessibility improvements, including:
- New lifts to provide step-free access from street to platform
- Tactile strips on platforms and stairs
- Contrasting handrails to help visually impaired passengers
- New CCTV cameras
- Better lighting
Crossrail will be a modern, high-frequency railway running from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Tottenham Court Road station will be a key point on the Crossrail route as it runs through central London. Twenty-four trains an hour in each direction will pass through the station during peak periods and Heathrow will be just 30 minutes from the West End.
At Tottenham Court Road, Crossrail is building:
- A new Western ticket hall at Dean Street
- New platforms to access the new Crossrail trains
- Escalators and a lift to link the upgraded Tube station with Crossrail services
Through 2012, work on the Tube station progressed to:
- Excavate new station tunnels for improved access to the Northern and Central line platforms
- Excavate space for the new, enlarged ticket hall and to build the structural slabs and walls
- Construct the new Oxford Street entrance
- Excavate and build the internal structure of the new Goslett Yard box, which will house the Tube/Crossrail interchange
A number of projects, including those led by local authorities, are either in progress or planned for the Tottenham Court Road area and the West End. These include:
- Creating public spaces and better pedestrian routes to Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and Soho
- Improving pedestrian access at the west end of New Oxford Street
- Improving traffic circulation on Gower Street and Bloomsbury Street
- Reducing street clutter
- Better cycle routes
Some of these improvements are in the early stages of planning and will be implemented after construction at the station is complete.
To register an enquiry or to find out more information about the Tottenham Court Road station upgrade, please contact:
Tel: 0345 602 3813
For four years from December 2010, Charing Cross Road traffic is diverted to the east of the Centre Point tower so that construction of the upgraded Tube station can proceed on one large, combined site.
Improvements at Tottenham Court Road station are part of our Tube Improvement Plan, which involves extensive work to other stations and Tube lines.