Station to include step-free access to all platforms when it opens in 2017

Crossrail has unveiled its plans for its new Abbey Wood stations in South-east London.

The new two-level station is scheduled to open in 2017 and includes two new platforms for Crossrail and North Kent services and step-free access to every platform.

It will be linked to the Harrow Manorway dual carriageway via a new forecourt and a bright glass roofed concourse.

Andrew Wolstenholme, chief executive of Crossrail, said: “Crossrail will help to transform the local area, dramatically improving transport links, reducing congestion on existing rail services, providing a boost to the local economy and supporting wider regeneration in southeast London.”

The existing station will be demolished and replaced by a temporary station by summer 2014, which will be located in the current station car park.

There will also be work to raise and lengthen a number of bridges over the line to accommodate the overhead lines for Crossrail.