The redeveloped Farringdon station offers passengers more connections, extended platforms and better accessibility.
From December 2018 the station will become a new rail hub, connecting Thameslink and Crossrail services and providing direct links to St Pancras International and three airports: Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton. Work at the station was completed in 2012.
- Dedicated new ticket hall for Thameslink and Crossrail passengers
- Platforms extended for 12 carriage trains
- London Underground entrance refurbished
- New concourse at Turnmill Street linking to a new footbridge and the refurbished London Underground entrance
- Roof extended to allow passengers to use the full length of the platforms
- Step-free access to Farringdon for the first-time, with the installation of five new lifts.
When the Thameslink Programme is completed in 2019, the station will host a Tube-like service of trains every 2-3 minutes. 150,000 passengers are expected to use the Farringdon interchange each day once Crossrail is complete.
The newly refurbished station has a living roof to increase biodiversity in an area with low ecological value. The ‘brown’ roof will contribute 20% towards the borough’s new habitat creation target. Without taking into account the long-term benefits of improved insulation the brown roof was also nearly £40,000 cheaper than zinc.
The design of the new ticket hall would have required over 500 tonnes of steel but, instead, an eco-reinforced option nearly 95% recycled and responsibly sourced was chosen.