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Crossrail station designs are ‘dark and cinematic’

Latest images of Elizabeth line are released - accompanied by elaborate descriptions

23 March, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Central concourse at Tottenham Court Road 

TICKET halls of Elizabeth line stations in central London are “dark and cinematic” and “champagne-coloured”, according to Crossrail.

The elaborate descriptions accompany a press release with images of the latest, almost finished, stations at Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street and Farringdon.

An engineer tightens track fixings at Fisher Street crossover

The Tottenham Court Road ticket hall in Dean Street, Soho, is “dark and cinematic, with black the colour of choice for the glass and stainless steel inside the station” while Farringdon boasts “square coffered ceilings” that are “champagne coloured”, according to Crossrail.

The stations will be handed over to Transport for London before the new railway opens in December.

Bronze cladding installed at Farringdon eastern ticket hall

Chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme said: “After almost a decade of hard work from tens of thousands of men and women across the country, the construction of the Elizabeth line has entered its final stages.

“This fantastic set of new images shows the huge amount that has been achieved, and gives passengers a glimpse of their new railway ahead of its opening at the end of the year.”

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