Tottenham Court Road ticket hall opens

A spacious and modern ticket hall opened today (January 12) at Tottenham Court Road on the Northern Line.

Transport for London opened the new facility, which also features three additional escalators leading down from the entrance to the ticket hall and a further three new escalators leading from the ticket hall to the Northern line lower concourse. The construction of the new ticket hall and the refurbishment of the passageways to the Northern line platforms has been a major engineering and construction effort. Around 327,000m of cabling - four times longer than the length of the Central line, and 80,000 ceramic tiles – enough for eight Olympic size swimming pools – have been installed.

While the new entrance and the ticket hall opened today, work at the station continues. By 2016, the station will be fully accessible, with five new lifts providing step-free access from the ticket hall leading to the platforms. Around 150,000 people currently use the station daily, but this is expected to rise to over 200,000 when Crossrail serves the station in 2018. 

The station will have eight new escalators, five new lifts, new Art on the Underground installations, two iconic glass plaza entrances, new CCTV cameras, better lighting and other improvements. 

  • For more information, see RAIL 766, published on January 21.


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