Plans set for Crossrail station entrance at Custom House

Works started on Crossrail's Victoria Dock tunnel portal at Custom House in February

Works started on Crossrail's Victoria Dock tunnel portal at Custom House in February - Credit: Archant

Councillors have approved plans to build a new station entrance and footbridge in Custom House for Crossrail.

Tunnelling began on the Victoria Dock Portal in February but Newham Council approved the next stage in the cross-London high-speed rail project on Tuesday (July 16).

The new station complex, on the junction of Freemasons Road and Victoria Dock Road, will create a public route to ExCeL London and the Royal Docks including a lift to provide disabled access to Crossrail and the DLR.

Space for a small shop has also been approved as part of the station entrance.

Cllr Conor McAuley, chairman of the Strategic Development Committee, said: “This is an important step forward for Custom House and the Crossrail development.

“Creating a new station complex will deliver significant improvements to the local area which are long-overdue.”