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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.

Key benefits:

  • 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.

Sustainability

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.

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