The redeveloped Farringdon station offers passengers more connections, extended platforms and better accessibility.
From December 2018 Farringdon will be transformed into one of London’s most important transport hubs, connecting Thameslink to the Elizabeth Line and providing direct links to St Pancras International and three airports: Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton.
A spacious new 165 square metre ticket hall opened in December 2011, with all work at the station completed in 2012. 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.
- 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.
Rebuilding Farringdon sustainably
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.
The Government-sponsored Thameslink Programme is transforming north-south travel through London. Find out more about how the Thameslink Programme is creating new railway infrastructure and stations, leading the way in adopting new digital technology and providing new trains.