From 12 January the Tottenham Court Road (TCR) station you all know and love/loathe will no longer exist. One phase of the building works, which have been taking place for over a year, will be completed when the Northern line part of the new station opens.
The work — costing over £1bn including Crossrail — means a larger ticket hall, different entrances, more escalators, step-free access, and much more. While you now only have a month left to experience the TCR you are familiar with, the Eduardo Paolozzi mosaics, installed in 1984, are being preserved.
We got an exclusive peek behind the blue hoardings, to take a first look at the new station. And, as you'll see from the video, it's impressive.
The next phase of works will be on the Central Line section of the station, meaning Central Line trains will not stop at TCR throughout 2015.
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Dates to remember:
2 January: last Central line trains for a year
9 January: last chance to see the current ticket hall as you know and love it
12 January: first day new Northern line ticket hall is open
This is the first in a series of videos where we take you behind the hoardings of TfL's major tube upgrades to give you an exclusive look at what all this building work is producing.
Featured image by Ian Muttoo, in the Londonist Flickr pool.