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  • The new Farringdon station

    Paving the way for London’s newest transport hub

  • Farringdon redevelopment - aerial view

    On Schedule

    Farringdon station is being redeveloped as part of the north-south Thameslink Programme. From 2018 it will be the only station where Thameslink, Crossrail and Underground services meet. From Farringdon passengers will have the choice to travel north-south, east-west or around London. With 160 trains an hour in the peak it will become the capital’s newest transport hub.

  • Past, Present & Future exhibition

    Work will be completed before the Olympics, to capture what’s been achieved a free public exhibition will run from Monday 29 May to Friday 29 June (weekdays 8am – 8pm, closed bank holidays). There will also be lunchtime talks by heritage and project experts every Thursday, 1pm - 1:30pm.

    Protecting the past

    The Grade II listed station was built in 1863 as the terminus of the world’s first underground railway. The original layout restricted the number and length of trains it could accommodate, so the redevelopment is all about finding extra space for longer trains and more passengers.
     

    Planning ahead

    • In December 2011 a new ticket hall dedicated to Thameslink and future Crossrail passengers opened; the extended platforms below made it possible for the first 50% longer, 12-carriage trains to enter service
    • The Underground entrance has been restored and widened and will include new ticketing facilities
    • A new concourse on Turnmill Street linking to a new footbridge and the restored Underground entrance creates extra capacity for passengers
    • An extended train shed roof encourages people to use the full length of the platforms
    • Five new lifts will allow step-free access for the first time
    • Passengers will benefit from 36 new ticket gates, 20 new staircases, a new footbridge, 9 new ticket machines, 2 new ticket offices, and 3 new entrances

    London's newest transport hub

    From 2018 Farringdon station will be the only station where Thameslink, Crossrail and Underground services meet. From Farringdon passengers will have the choice to travel north-south, east-west or around London.

    With 160 trains an hour in the peak it will be the capital’s newest transport hub, relieving the pressure on the Underground and delivering thousands more seats for commuters everyday.

    Farringdon will provide direct links to London’s three major airports, Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton, and to St Pancras International for Eurostar services, all while drastically reducing journey times.
     
     
  • Image gallery

    Aerial photo of Farringdon showing how London's newest transport hub is being created

    New Turnmill Street concourse links into original London Underground entrance

    The new train shed roof

    A new footbridge spreads passengers through the station

    50% longer platforms allow for 12 car trains to call at Farringdon

     

    The restored London Underground entrance

    A new entrance on Turnmill Street

    A new ticket hall for Thameslink passengers, future-proofed for Crossrail, was opened in December 2011