A public plaza outside Centre Point is also being created, with wider pavements, better cycling facilities and improvements to bus services.
The Tube station's full upgrade will help it meet the estimated demand of more than 200,000 journeys per day once Crossrail is built.
The benefits of rebuilding Tottenham Court Road Tube station include:
Passengers will also benefit from safety and accessibility improvements, including:
A number of projects, including those led by local authorities, are either in progress or planned for the Tottenham Court Road area and the West End. These include:
Some of these improvements are in the early stages of planning and will be implemented after construction at the station is complete.
Crossrail will be a high-frequency railway running from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Tottenham Court Road station will be a key point on the Crossrail route as it runs through central London. Twenty-four trains an hour in each direction will pass through the station during peak periods, and Heathrow will be just 30 minutes from the West End.
At Tottenham Court Road, Crossrail is building:
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For four years from December 2010, Charing Cross Road traffic is diverted to the east of the Centre Point tower so that construction of the upgraded Tube station can proceed on one large, combined site.
We are working to make sure that disruption in this very busy part of London is kept to a minimum.
2015: First new station entrances open
2016: Tube station completed
2018: New Crossrail services begin
Structural work for several elements of the expanded station were completed during 2013. These include the new ticket hall, the new Oxford Street entrance and the Crossrail interchange.
During 2014, work will continue on fitting out the new station with, for instance, its new mechanical and electrical equipment and surface finishes. This will include:
Part of the new ticket hall is scheduled to open for passengers in early 2015 for Northern line access, together with the new South plaza and Oxford Street entrances. When these open, the demolition of the existing ticket hall will begin.
New lifts and raised sections of the platforms will provide step-free access to trains in the completed station.
Our principal contractor, Taylor Woodrow Bam Nuttall Joint Venture (TWBN), started the main construction work in 2010.