Crossrail: New Station Designs Revealed

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 84 months ago
Crossrail: New Station Designs Revealed
Paddington station.
Paddington station.
Bond Street station: new entrance at Hanover Square.
Bond Street station: new entrance at Hanover Square.
Bond Street station interior, with display panels.
Bond Street station interior, with display panels.
Tottenham Court Road.
Tottenham Court Road.
Farringdon station.
Farringdon station.
Smithfield entrance at Farringdon.
Smithfield entrance at Farringdon.
Liverpool Street station interior. Note the roundels say 'Moorgate': the two stations will effectively be linked by Crossrail.
Liverpool Street station interior. Note the roundels say 'Moorgate': the two stations will effectively be linked by Crossrail.
Whitechapel station.
Whitechapel station.
Canary Wharf station.
Canary Wharf station.
Canary Wharf station.
Canary Wharf station.
Custom House station.
Custom House station.

This morning the Mayor and transport minister Theresa Villiers officially unveiled the new designs for central London's eight new Crossrail stations.

Despite concerns that budgetary cutbacks would dilute some of the more ambitious plans, it seems that the axe hasn't fallen quite so harshly: Canary Wharf's Norman Foster-designed glass awning, resembling a basking shark and likened to "a ship moored in the dock", is safe for now. While some of the stations may lack the architectural gravitas that was attached to the Jubilee line extension, at this stage none of the designs looks embarrassingly cheap either.

The designs will be on public display at New London Architecture, in Store Street, from November 19 until December 8.

Last Updated 18 November 2010