Green light for Abbey Wood Crossrail station
PUBLISHED: 11:07 18 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:07 18 October 2013
Plans for a brand new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood have been approved.
The new two-level station will open in 2017, in time for the proposed opening of Crossrail the following year, which will slash the time it takes to get from Bexley to central London by half.
The plans were passed by Bexley Council and Greenwich Council, and includes a concourse that leads directly onto a forecourt connecting the station to the Harrow Manorway dual carriageway which runs above the current station.
The new one will be built above two dedicated Crossrail tracks and those used by north Kent services.
Matt White, Crossrail’s surface director, said: “This new station will help to transform Abbey Wood. Crossrail represents a major step-change for the area, encouraging investment, unlocking development opportunities, as well as supporting local jobs and businesses.”
From 2018, Crossrail will add up to 12 extra trains an hour, linking Abbey Wood with central London and beyond, claiming it will cut journey times and reduce congestion on existing services.