WATCH: New Abbey Wood station starts to take shape
PUBLISHED: 11:46 10 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:47 10 November 2016
The station is part of the Crossrail development
Works to create a new station as part of the £15.9billion Crossrail development are well underway.
Abbey Wood’s new station will be the Elizabeth Line’s final stop heading into south east London, once the line opens in 2018.
The station’s roof has been fitted, with work on a concourse the size of six tennis courts set to finish by autumn 2017.
Once complete, the station will be able to transport passengers as far as Reading via the new Elizabeth Line.
Southeastern services from the station are also set to improve, as work on its Kent-bound platform finished in August.
Surface director at Crossrail Matthew White commented: “After so many years designing the new station and preparing for the work, it’s fantastic to see this new, elegant timber roof taking shape.
“The arrival of the Elizabeth Line represents a once in a generation opportunity to transform Abbey Wood, helping to create jobs and attract business and investment to the local area.”
The new station opens in late 2017 for Southeastern services and Elizabeth line services will begin in December 2018 when journey times to a number of central London destinations will be halved.