Laing O’Rourke has completed the construction of the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station, with the station being officially transferred to Transport for London (TfL) ready for commissioning
The new entrance is 65 metres wide, with a longer gateline, six new ticket vending machines and customer information screens providing an improved customer experience for those using the station.
Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station is the fifth station to be transferred to TfL and the third station which London Underground will take over as infrastructure manager. Station and maintenance staff can begin familiarisation at the station ahead of the Elizabeth line opening.
Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station is the deepest of the new central London stations (34 metres below ground at platform level) and has a total of 15 escalators and seven lifts. Two of these are inclined lifts at the Broadgate entrance to take passengers from street to platform level.
When the line opens, the station will have a central concourse linking Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations as well as two platforms that are more than 200 metres long. The rest of the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station will open with the start of cross-London Elizabeth line services in the first half of 2022.
Introducing step-free access
Declan McGeeney, director of UK infrastructure at Laing O’Rourke, said: “This is a significant moment and I want to thank our construction team for their hard work and dedication throughout this project.
“The result of their effort, working in close partnership with Crossrail, London Underground and our supply chain partners, is a world-class piece of rail infrastructure that will improve the travelling experience of millions of people for many years to come.
“We are excited by the prospect of the public getting to see and use the new station when the Elizabeth line opens next year.”
Heidi Alexander, deputy mayor for transport, added: “I’m really pleased that passengers on three Tube lines will be able to benefit from step-free access at the new Moorgate station entrance from today, as the Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station is handed over to TfL.
“The Elizabeth line will transform our city’s transport network when it opens next year, and it is great that Londoners are already able to enjoy some of the advantages it will bring.”