Islington council gives green light to hall in station to link new rail link with existing London lines

Crossrail has received another boost after plans for a new ticket hall at London’s Farringdon station to accommodate the cross-capital link were approved by Islington council.

The new ticket hall will link Crossrail with the other lines passing through the station, Thameslink and the London Underground. Building work at Farringdon will get underway immediately. Engineer Scot Wilson and architect Aedas are working on Farringdon station.

The £15.9bn Crossrail project is due for completion in 2017. The first construction work for Crossrail began on 15 May at Canary Wharf. Demolition works are continuing at Tottenham Court Road to enable a major redevelopment of the station, and tunnel boring machines will be launched in 2011.