Ticket booking to visit some Crossrail building sites will open tomorrow (Tues 1st Sept), so consider this blog post a reminder to keep an eye on the Crossrail website.
Edit — the page went live, telling people to come back on Friday!
Londoners will have the opportunity to visit Crossrail’s worksites over the weekend of 19 & 20 September 2015 and find out about the architecture and engineering involved in building the most significant addition to London’s transport network in a generation.
This year the following Crossrail sites are taking part:
Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station marks the deepest point on the Crossrail route, with infrastructure 50m beneath the City of London. The station will link both Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations, increasing capacity, improving accessibility and upgrading existing interchanges.
Sitting right at the heart of the London transport network, Farringdon Station is fundamental to Crossrail meeting its aspiration of delivering a world-class railway that meets the ever growing transport needs of London. When complete, it is planned that over 140 trains per hour (Thameslink, Crossrail, and London Underground) will flow through the Farringdon interchange.
Crossrail is working alongside TfL on a 1bn transformation of Tottenham Court Road Station, the biggest transport investment in the West End for decades. Crossrail works include the construction of a secondary ticket hall in Dean Street, and the first new West End theatre in over a decade at the former Astoria.
Pudding Mill Lane is the eastern entry point for the new Crossrail tunnels under central London. This key part of the Crossrail project facilitated the construction of the new Pudding Mill Lane DLR station, the largest and most modern station on the DLR network.
Crossrail’s Mile End Shaft is 30m deep. Once complete, the shaft will house emergency stairs, lifts and ventilation from the tunnels to street level for the new Crossrail route runing from Reading and Heathrow in the West, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East.
Custom House is the only new station constructed above ground in the central section of the Crossrail route and will welcome regional and international visitors to London’s largest conference centre ExCel, along with creating a transport interchange with DLR and local buses. The station was manufactured in 825 parts near Sheffield then transported to London and assembled on site, a process taking a year and a day to become structurally complete.
Further information about each tour and how to book tickets will be available on 1 September 2015.