Crossrail’s Abbey Wood station is taking shape
Crossrail and Network Rail have released images showing progress at Abbey Wood station.
It will open to passengers using Southeastern services later this year. Crossrail will start serving it in December 2018, at which point it will be rebranded the Elizabeth Line.
Over the past four years, NR has been working at Abbey Wood to build the station and upgrade the existing railway. It has installed two new tracks (taking the number to four), built two new platforms, and installed overhead line equipment for Crossrail’s Class 345 Aventras.
The new station is designed to resemble a manta ray from above, and features a timber structure roof and glass façade. The roof uses 31 tonnes of steel beams which are 45 metres long, and the roof is finished off with a zinc covering.
An overview of Abbey Wood station. The new Crossrail platforms are in the foreground, while Southeastern will serve the island on the right.