Custom House station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is to close for 11 months from January 2017, in preparation for Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) services.
Existing canopies at the station will be removed, and a new mezzanine deck installed above the DLR platforms in addition to two extra staircases. The work is set to increase capacity at the station by 50%, ahead of Elizabeth Line trains serving it from December 2018.
The scale of the work involves the installation of 400 tonnes of steel and 300,000 litres of concrete, meaning the station will have to be closed for the duration of the project. Passengers are advised to use Royal Victoria or Prince Regent stations.