The Anonymous Widower

It’s All Change At Whitechapel Station

This article from The Wharf entitled Work begins to prepare Whitechapel station for Crossrail, is one of several reporting that this weekend is the big changeover at Whitechapel station, where a temporary ticket office is brought into use to allow work to start on the old station. This is said.

Work has begun to transform Whitechapel station ahead of the start of Crossrail services in 2018.

The station will be made step-free, the ticket hall will be expanded and the new Crossrail platforms will be integrated with the existing Tube and London Overground services.

Once the work is complete in late 2018, new lifts from street level to all train platforms will make the station fully accessible. The ticket hall will also be refurbished and expanded with wider pathways and more ticket gates.

These pictures were taken on January 13th.

I have long thought that Whitechapel station will be Crossrail’s Jewel In The East.

Why should signature stations be the just for the rich and the City?

January 13, 2016 - Posted by | Transport | ,


  1. Thank god! Whitechapel has needed this for a while

    Comment by Emma @ Energy Company Numbers | January 14, 2016 | Reply

  2. I wonder how long it will be before Whitechapel becomes a reverse direction station. Say you want to get from Mansion House to Aldgate East and Circle Line trains are a bit of a wait, you can get a District Line train to Whitechapel and walk across the platform to get a Metropolitan Line train going the other way, without anything other than the flat.

    I very much feel wide island platforms are better.

    Comment by AnonW | January 14, 2016 | Reply

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