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Stations Overview: Other key upgrades

Several other stations are getting a major overhaul as part of Crossrail's £15.9bn programme.

Paddington

The new Crossrail station will provide below ground interchange with the Bakerloo, Circle and District Tube lines.

There will be step-free access between the street and Crossrail services. Structures at 4-18 Bishop’s Bridge Road will be demolished to allow for tunnelling. A new temporary service deck will be built here and this new structure is expected to take eight months to construct.

During the five-year Crossrail programme at Paddington it will accommodate station deliveries, British Transport Police parking and custody transfer bays, a refuse disposal skip and compactor. For the main tunnelling works at the Paddington location, bentonite silos (for diaphragm wall construction of the station box) will be situated at the southern end of the work site.

The final plan and layout is going through more detailed design work that will be agreed with the City of Westminster in consultation with interest groups.

Crossrail entrances will be on the main concourse and close to the Clock Arch in Macmillan House.

Bond Street

The new Crossrail platforms and ticket halls, combined with an upgrade of the Tube station by London Underground, are part of plans to improve the whole of the West End, which is the largest retail area in the country.

The new station will provide stepfree access between the street and Crossrail platforms and below ground connections to the Jubilee and Central Lines to provide easy interchange.

The eastern ticket hall will be at 18-19 Hanover Square with an entrance at the corner of Hanover Square and Tenterden Street.

The building at 65 Davies Street will be demolished to provide for the western ticket hall with an entrance on the corner of Davies Street and Weighhouse Street. London Underground is carrying out capacity improvement works to Bond Street station. This will include a new ticket hall on the site of 354-358 Oxford Street and lifts to existing platforms.

Whitechapel

The station will be modernised with a new entrance and step-free access between the street and all services at the station. The Crossrail platforms will be built below ground to the north of the existing London Underground station, off ering interchanges with the District and Hammersmith and City Tube lines, as well as the new London Overground services on the extended East London Line.

The new ticket hall will be built above the District and Hammersmith and City Tube line platforms. This will provide access from Durward Street and Fulbourne Street, which will be pedestrianised.

The existing platform will be reconfigured into a single island platform to accommodate new stairs, escalators and lifts from the new ticket hall.

New interchanges will be provided to London overground and to Crossrail. The existing ticket hall will remain open throughout the Crossrail works. A ventilation and emergency escape shaft will be built in Durward Street. This means vehicle access and some ancillary buildings will be rearranged at Swanlea school.

A new school access will be provided after the works are completed. The eastern ventilation and escape shaft will be located on part of the Sainsbury’s car park in Cambridge Heath Road. A larger part of the car park will also be used as a work site during construction.

Journey times:

From Paddington: Stratford - 20 Mins, Isle of Dogs - 17 Mins
From Bond Street: Paddington - 2 Mins, Isle of Dogs - 14 Mins
From Whitechapel: Bond Street - 10 Mins, Heathrow - 39 Mins

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