Laing O’Rourke is preparing to hand over Crossrail’s Tottenham Court Road station, as it reaches the critical T-12 milestone
Crossrail’s Tottenham Court Road station will be ready to handover to Transport for London in 12 weeks’ time.
Work at the station will now focus on the extensive testing and commissioning of systems ahead of the Elizabeth line opening in the first half of 2022.
‘Delivering a world-class piece of infrastructure’
Declan McGeeney, director of UK infrastructure at Laing O’Rourke, said: “This is a significant achievement by our construction team and I thank them for their commitment and hard work.
“The station has created some interesting engineering challenges to solve, including constructing the line’s only curved platform for the routeway to avoid the foundations of Centrepoint.
“We’ve worked in close partnership with Crossrail and London Underground to create a state-of-the-art station, and are proud to be part of the team delivering a world-class piece of infrastructure that will improve the journeys of millions of people for many years to come.”
The Tottenham Court Road station is the first on the Elizabeth line to have a curved platform and has been built with step-free access from station to train.
The main entrance is on Dean Street with the Elizabeth line station integrated with the expanded and upgraded London Underground station.
The 230-metre-long Elizabeth line platforms and ticket halls at either end support the new buildings at Dean Street in Soho and below St Giles Circus on Oxford Street.
‘An important moment for the for the Crossrail project’
Mark Wild, Crossrail chief executive, commented: “This is an incredibly important moment for the team at Tottenham Court Road station and for the Crossrail project as a whole and is another important step for us on the journey to opening the Elizabeth line.
“Tottenham Court Road is an iconic location and a part of London that everyone in the city will be incredibly familiar with.
“Everyone who has worked on this magnificent new station can be incredibly proud of the contribution they have made to the lives of Londoners and the look of the city.
“I hope our new station will continue to delight everyone using it for generations to come.”