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Custom House station set to close for redevelopment works

PUBLISHED: 08:25 04 August 2016

Architects' impression of Crossrail's new Custom House station

Architects' impression of Crossrail's new Custom House station

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Custom House station will be closed to the public from January as redevelopment works take place ahead of the introduction of the Elizabeth line.

The works are due to be completed in November 2017 and will increase the capacity the station by 50 per cent.

The redevelopment will include the installation of around 400 tonnes of steel and the use of 300,000 litres of concrete.

Transport for London’s DLR Director, Claire Mann, apologised to commuters for the disruption it will cause to their journey’s but insisted the station and its users will benefit in the long-term.

“We apologise to customers for the disruption this may cause but it is vital work and due to its nature it will not be possible to keep the station open while construction work takes place.

“When the work is complete, the station will be much more spacious - making journeys for customers easier and preparing the station for increased passenger numbers,” said Claire.

Customers are advised to use either Royal Victoria or Prince Regent stations, both of which are just a short walk from Custom House, whilst the works take place.


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