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Abbey Wood Crossrail 'landmark' station approved for 2017 opening
ABBEY Wood's Crossrail station has been given approval ahead of its scheduled 2017 opening.
The dual-level station, given the go-ahead by Greenwich and Bexley Councils, will be built above two new dedicated Crossrail tracks, as well as those used by north Kent services.
When Crossrail opens in 2018 it will see people able to get to Bond Street in 25 minutes from Abbey Wood and to Heathrow in 51 minutes.
The six-lift station includes a concourse leading directly onto a wide forecourt connecting the station to the Harrow Manor Way dual carriageway.
Crossrail surface director Matt White said: "This new, landmark station will help to transform Abbey Wood.
"Crossrail represents a major step-change for the area, encouraging investment, unlocking development opportunities, as well as supporting local jobs and businesses."
While the new station is built, a temporary one will be situated in the car park and open next autumn. Demolition of the existing station will begin once the temporary one opens.
Meanwhile, a deal was reached in the summer to fund the fit out of the Woolwich Crossrail Station, where work to build a station box has already been completed.
Leader of Greenwich Council Councillor Chris Roberts, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said: "The approval of the designs for Abbey Wood marks a significant leap forward for Crossrail in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We’re particularly proud that such an attractive and distinctive station will be built at Abbey Wood.
"The new Crossrail link will make a huge difference to people’s lives here. Not only will they be able to get to different parts of London far more easily than ever before, they will also see how the area around the stations and beyond will be transformed as new investment is attracted by the much-improved transport links."
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