Crossrail yesterday submitted its plans containing detailed designs for Bond Street station to Westminster City Council. The new Crossrail station will be integrated with the existing Tube station to form a combined station that will stretch from Hanover Square to Oxford Street.
The new Crossrail station and an upgraded Tube station will transform the Bond Street area and act as a catalyst for further investment securing the West End’s position as a premier shopping and entertainment destination and major employment centre.
The new Crossrail station, designed by architect John McAslan and Partners, will have entrances and ticket halls at Davies Street and Hanover Square. Over 155,000 passengers use the Tube station daily and with the arrival of Crossrail in 2018, passenger numbers are expected to increase to 225,000.
Main construction for Bond Street Crossrail station is due to get underway in 2011. The station will be constructed on five levels with the ticket halls at street level and designed in such a way to allow free flowing movement of passengers entering and exiting the station.
The design for Bond Street Crossrail station also makes provision for the early implementation of over site developments which will be the subject of separate planning applications.
Crossrail will cut journey times from the West End to many destinations, in some cases reducing them by half. Passengers will be able to reach Heathrow in 31 minutes, Canary Wharf in 12 minutes and Paddington in just 2 minutes. The Crossrail service at Bond Street station will be 24 trains per hour in each direction at peak times.
“Bond Street will be one of the most important stations on the Crossrail route as it will provide access to the West End,” said Crossrail head of station design Julian Robinson. “The station will also include an integrated commercial over site development above the new Crossrail ticket halls at Davies Street and Hanover Square providing the West End with additional retail and commercial space.”
The existing Tube station is also being extensively redeveloped by Costain. The £300M redevelopment of the Tube station, coupled with the new Crossrail station, aims to act as a catalyst for further investment in the West End’s shopping district.
The upgraded Bond Street Tube station will be step-free from the street to platform and have increased capacity with a new station entrance on the north side of Oxford Street on Marylebone Lane. This entrance also will provide direct below ground access to Crossrail services.