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Custom House DLR station set for revamp

Custom House station, Crossrail

TfL has announced that Custom House DLR station is set for redevelopment in January 2017.

Custom House Dockland Light Railway (DLR) station is to be redeveloped to accommodate Elizabeth Line services.

The work will involve removing station canopies and installing a new mezzanine deck above the DLR platforms. Two additional staircases will be added as well. 

TfL expects the project to be completed in November 2017. If all goes to plan the station’s capacity will increase by 50%. 

Custom House station is to be closed during the work, which will use 400t of steel and 300,000l  of concrete. 

“Work will be taking place next year to increase capacity at Custom House station ahead of Elizabeth Line services commencing in 2018,” said Transport for London DLR director, Claire Mann. ”We apologise to customers for the disruption this may cause but it is vital work and due its nature it will not be possible to keep the station open while construction work takes place. When the work is complete, the station will be much more spacious - making journeys for customers easier and preparing the station for increased passenger numbers.”

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