The 2017 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2018 programme in July.
Tottenham Court Road Station
Oxford St, W1D 2DH
This tour will take participants through the history of the station, covering its earliest days as an early deep tube hub to its 1980s restoration to the recent expansion of the ticket hall and preparation for Crossrail.
Gillespies, Stanton Williams, Acanthus, HawkinsBrown, Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall, CH2M HILL,
Crossrail is working alongside TfL on a £1bn transformation of Tottenham Court Road Station, the biggest transport investment in the West End for decades.
Built over 100 years ago as two separate tube stations, Tottenham Court Road was not designed to cope with the almost 150,000 passenger journeys that are now made through the station every day. With the expected rise in passenger numbers interchanging between London Underground services and Crossrail in 2018, the existing station is being upgraded to meet the expected rise in demand for this key central London station for years to come.
Alongside the upgrade of the existing tube station, Crossrail is building a new station the length of three football pitches four storeys underground. A new street level ticket hall will be constructed at Dean Street, with the station box continuing five levels below ground at a depth of around 25m, providing access to the new Crossrail platforms.
Buildings have been demolished from the area bounded by Dean Street, Diadem Court, Great Chapel Street and Oxford Street to make way for the modern looking ticket hall.
Crossrail Tottenham Court Road Station in numbers:
24 trains per hour service at peak times in each direction
260m – length of platform tunnels
25m – platform depth
102,000 passengers are estimated to use Crossrail station each day
40 utilities diverted in and around Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street
500,000 square feet of premium retail, office and residential accommodation created at eastern end of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road
£1bn – total investment to build Crossrail station and upgrade capacity of existing Tube station