Crossrail will eventually open in London on May 24 2022, three and a half years later than anticipated and £4 billion over budget. This new line of London transport is called Elizabeth Line.
The trains will ultimately travel 118 kilometres from Reading to Shenfield in the south of England. The trains will operate every few minutes.
In the greatest single overhaul in more than a century, the line will reduce trip times and boost London’s 160-year-old underground train network by 10%.
The Farringdon Elizabeth Line is a new Station Near Hatton Garden in London. As a result, Farringdon station will be one of the busiest in the country, combining with Thameslink and the London Underground to connect the rest of London and three of three London’s five airports. The station was designed by renowned architectural company Aedas.
The station’s artwork portrays falling diamonds which are a tribute to Hatton Garden, the capital’s jewellery district, which is just around the corner from the entryway. ‘Spectre,’ placed near the Barbican’s secondary entrance, is a printed pattern that encompasses the new ticket hall and echoes the metalwork of Smithfield Market across the street.
Some other features of this fascinating new station are lights emphasising the continual trundle of the escalators. At the same time, other practical aspects such as cameras and speakers have been muted.
This notion flows into a fundamental, freshly designed component of the Elizabeth Line’s design: the concept of rapid and slow areas.
Slower movement is encouraged by warm lighting. The goal here, as well as on the escalators, is to move people quickly.
However, at ticket halls and at the platform level, where passengers must make judgments about where to proceed, more messaging is mixed with environmental signals such as indirect, soft lighting to promote gentler, more deliberate movement.
This is significant since the trains are 205 metres long. Suppose you depart the station in the wrong direction. In that case, you may be several minutes away from your chosen destination at street level.
The second ticket hall at this station, near the Barbican, is intended to be an extension of the urban environment, with huge corner doors and flooring constructed of the unique City of London paving stones.
All it needs now are the passengers. But, following the delays and overspending, Transport for London (TfL) and Crossrail want the Elizabeth Line to be flawless.
At the western end of Cowcross Street, a pedestrian priority plaza will be built between the Elizabeth line and the Underground ticket halls. The redesigned public area prioritises pedestrian traffic, with additional trees, benches, and enlarged footways.
Aside from station renovations, Crossrail has collaborated with Islington Council and the City of London to develop the area surrounding the station.