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 December 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.

Bond Street station Glass fibre reinforced concrete panels lining escalator incline

Bond Street station Glass fibre reinforced concrete panels lining escalator incline

Escalators and lights installed at Tottenham Court Road station ticket hall

Farringdon station curved glass fibre reinforced concrete panels line the platform tunnels

Farringdon station curved glass fibre reinforced concrete panels

Paddington station pre cast brickwork

Tottenham Court Road light drum installation in Dean Street ticket hall

Tottenham Court Road station glass fibre reinforced concrete panels lining cross passage

Tottenham Court Road station glass fibre reinforced concrete panels lining cross passage

Tottenham Court Road station glass panels with Soho street map decal

Tottenham Court Road station glass panels with Soho street map decal

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.

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3 comments
  1. GT says:

    Getting on well, aren’t they?
    Given that central-section public opening is still over 16 months away ….

  2. Ian Williams says:

    Re-assuring that they don’t seem to be using the same cladding materials as at Grenfell Tower!

  3. Les D says:

    Wonderful examples of design at its best . Let’s hope it’s maintained to the highest standards as it’s part of the transport system of the capital city of the world .

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