The Anonymous Widower

Does Crossrail Give London An Advantage In Doing Other Projects?

Under the Wikipedia entry for Shoreditch High Street station, it says that the station will never be connected to the Central Line until Crossrail opens.

How many other projects will be nade a lot easier, once Crossrail opens?

  • Oxford Circus station needs extra passenger capacity, especially on the Central and Victoria Lines. During the rebuilding, Crossrail will provide alternative stations within walking distance.
  • Holborn station is getting a second entrance and this would surely be made easier, if the Central Line trains weren’t stopping at the station.
  • The massive upgrade at Bank station will surely be helped, if after Crossrail opens, the Central Line trains weren’t stopping at the station.

U wonder if TfL are getting other orijects shovel-ready in places that will be eased by the opening of Xrossrail.

But it won’t ve just transport projects!

Property developers will surely take advantage.

There will also be completely new projects. Some currently busy, but very tired starions will as Crossrail settles in lose a lot of their passengers. So will we see projects to redevelop these stations? Funding will come from developers, who will build much-needed housing or offices over the sration.

One station that initially comes to mind is Barbican. It has hardly changed since C and nyself lived nearby in the early 1970s.

Bethnal Green and Mile End could be others!

January 20, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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