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Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road is benefiting from major transport investment, including a new Crossrail station and a rebuilt Tube station.

A public plaza outside Centre Point is being created with wider pavements, better cycling facilities and improvements to bus services.

This scale of investment - totalling more than £1bn - will dramatically improve one of the most congested parts of London's transport network.

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Time Lapse Film, 7 June 2011

During June and July 2011, 11 large plunge columns were constructed at Tottenham Court Road. The largest piling rig operating in Europe was used in the project.

The columns will eventually support a new private development above the station, on the west side of Charing Cross Road.

Piling on this section of the site is now complete and excavation of the large underground shaft will start in autumn 2011.

Watch a video of the plunge column installation at Tottenham Court Road.

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Northern line platform closure

From 2 April until late November 2011, Northern line trains will not stop at Tottenham Court Road station. This is so we can carry out major structural work in the platform tunnels as part of the station upgrade.

Central line services at the station will continue to run as normal.

Passengers are advised to use nearby Goodge Street or Leicester Square stations.

Watch a video on the upgrade at Tottenham Court Road station.

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Tube station

Improving and upgrading stations is a key part of our Tube upgrade plan. At Tottenham Court Road this means major work to increase capacity.

Work has already begun and the station will be fully upgraded by 2016 - in time to meet the estimated demand of more than 200,000 journeys per day once Crossrail is built.

See what a walk through Tottenham Court Road station will be like.

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Crossrail

Crossrail will be a modern, high-frequency railway running from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Tottenham Court Road station will be a key point on the Crossrail route as it runs through central London. Twenty-four trains an hour in each direction will pass through the station during peak periods.

Travel information

During the works there will be times when your journey may be altered.

For eight months from 2 April 2011, Northern line services will not stop at Tottenham Court Road. The station will remain open for Central line services.

For four years from December 2010, Charing Cross Road traffic is being diverted to the east of the Centre Point tower so that construction of the upgraded Tube station can proceed on one large, combined site.

See a map showing the station work site (PDF 3.1MB)

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Planning reports

The Crossrail Parliamentary Bill received Royal Assent on 22 July 2008, becoming the Crossrail Act 2008 (the Act).

The Act gives permission for Crossrail to be built, operated and maintained. It also gives London Underground permission to rebuild Tottenham Court Road Tube station.

The following reports outline the works taking place within the London Borough of Camden and the City of Westminster. They also outline a programme for requesting council approval for the detailed planning required under the Act.

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