New images released by Crossrail highlight the progress being made with the architectural fit out of the future Elizabeth line underground stations in central London.
Large concrete voids are now being filled in with decorative panels, lighting and signage ready for the launch of the Elizabeth Line in Decmber 2018.
The images highlight the common architectural components used to create a recognisably Elizabeth Line look and feel to the railway, as well as bespoke elements designed to reflect the character of the local area surrounding each station.
The most distinctive feature down in the tunnels will be the huge curving walls that glide around the corners without any sharp edges in sight. Apart from the sheer size of the new platforms, the way the walls curve around corners will be a major change to the aesthetic of the London Underground.
The design and architecture of the new railway can also be explored at an exhibition at London Transport Museum. The design line: stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway contains images, films and models of the stations; new exhibits include a bespoke wall panel from Tottenham Court Road and a prototype station clock.