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Stations Overview: Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road is benefiting from major transport investment that will include a new Crossrail station and services and a completely rebuilt underground station.

Work has already begun to upgrade the Tube station by 2016 to meet the estimated demand of more than 200,000-plus passengers who will use the station each day once Crossrail is complete.

Main construction is set to start early next year with the demolition of buildings. There will be two main construction sites – one by a new entrance at Dean Street and another by the Centre Point building.

The Astoria Theatre on Charing Cross Road will be demolished to accommodate the main works associated with the construction of Tottenham Court Road station plaza (eastern) ticket hall. This will be built by London Underground below Charing Cross Road and in front of Centre Point. It will have new entrances on Oxford Street and from a new piazza outside Centre Point. There will be step-free access from the ticket hall to the platform.

There will also be a new western ticket hall with an entrance on Oxford Street and new access to the Central Line. Traffic management will be crucial. Six stages of traffic control have been proposed and with each there will be significant changes to road layout, traffic flows, bus routes and pedestrian walkways following a rolling programme.

Journey times:
Isle of Dogs - 12 Mins
Ealing Broadway - 17 Mins
Heathrow - 30 Mins

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