East London Line Station Designs Unveiled

11 April 2010 (Last Updated April 11th, 2010 18:30)

The UK's Transport for London has unveiled the designs of Shoreditch High Street and Hoxton stations on the new East London Line in the UK. JSA Opus Architects designed Shoreditch High Street station's new viaduct and "concrete box", keeping in mind the future needs of the Bishopsgate

The UK's Transport for London has unveiled the designs of Shoreditch High Street and Hoxton stations on the new East London Line in the UK.

JSA Opus Architects designed Shoreditch High Street station's new viaduct and "concrete box", keeping in mind the future needs of the Bishopsgate goods yard site.

The staircase, ticket office and station are housed within the viaduct and linked by glass elements.

The scheme was originally designed by Wilkinson Eyre, which worked on the initial stages to meet the requirements for sub-surface stations.

Terry Farrell + Partners designed the master plan for the area, which includes a high-line style park and large office residential schemes that will be located over the tracks.

Weston Williamson designed Hoxton station and has created retail spaces in a series of brick arches under the station. Wilkinson Eyre worked on the feasibility proposals at the station to stage B.

The new East London Line will run from Dalston Junction in the north to New Cross, Crystal Palace and West Croydon in the south and is set to open for trials on 15 April with full service beginning on 23 May.

The proposed £1.4bn ($2.16bn) upgrade to the London Overground includes four new stations Shoreditch High Street, Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston Junction.