Crossrail submits plans for new station at Abbey Wood in London

8 July 2013 (Last Updated July 8th, 2013 18:30)

Crossrail has submitted proposals before the London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich in the UK for a new £130m station at Abbey Wood in south-east London.

Abbey Wood station

Crossrail has submitted proposals before the London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich in the UK for a new £130m station at Abbey Wood in south-east London.

The new two-level station will be constructed above two new Crossrail tracks, used by North Kent services and would open in 2017.

The new station will include a concourse that is planned to lead directly onto a forecourt connecting the station to the Harrow Manorway dual carriageway running above the current station.

Plans also include two new ‘island’ platforms for Crossrail and North Kent services, as well as six new lifts and passenger elevators.

As per the plans, the existing Abbey Wood station will be demolished and replaced by a temporary station by mid-2014, which will be situated in what is currently the station car park.

Two tracks for Crossrail services will be laid next to the existing North Kent lines.

Network Rail will carry out the work as it is responsible for the delivery of the parts of Crossrail that are on the existing network.

Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme said, "Crossrail will help to transform the local area, dramatically improving transport links, reducing congestion on existing rail services, providing a boost to the local economy and supporting wider regeneration in south-east London."


Image: The new two-level station will be constructed above two new Crossrail tracks. Photo: Courtesy of Crossrail.