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First sections of Custom House Crossrail station in place

17:38 05 March 2014

Site of the new Custom House station (pic: Monica Wells)

Site of the new Custom House station (pic: Monica Wells)

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These pictures show how Custom House’s brand new Crossrail station is taking shape as the first sections arrive in Newham.

CGI of completed station (pic: Wagstaffs)CGI of completed station (pic: Wagstaffs)

Columns and platform beams have made the journey from the factory in the East Midlands and are now being assembled on site using a 120 tonne crane.

It is being built on the site of the former North London Line station and will include an interchange with the Docklands Light Railway station and step-free access between the street and the platforms.

Building sections of the station away from the site minimises disruption to residents, existing transport links and those using the nearby ExCeL.

Linda Miller, Project Manager at Custom House said: “A bit like a complex puzzle, piece by piece, we’ll be assembling the new station at Custom House over the next eighteen months.

Column for new station lowered into place at the site of the new station (pic: Crossrail)Column for new station lowered into place at the site of the new station (pic: Crossrail)

“Constructing the station elsewhere and putting it together on site significantly simplifies the process, saving time and money and reducing disruption.

“Custom House station will be of the very highest quality when it opens in 2018.”

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