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  • The new Farringdon station

    Paving the way for London’s newest transport hub

  • Farringdon redevelopment - aerial view

    On Schedule

    From 2018 passengers will be able to interchange between Thameslink, Crossrail and Underground services at Farringdon station. Here passengers will have the choice to travel north-south, east-west or around London.

  • New station

    • In December 2011 a new ticket hall dedicated to Thameslink and future Crossrail passengers opened.  The extended platforms below have made it possible for the first 50% longer, 12-carriage trains to use the Thameslink route.
    • The Underground entrance has been restored and widened to include new ticketing facilities
    • A new concourse on Turnmill Street linking to a new footbridge and the restored Underground entrance creates extra capacity for passengers
    • An extended train shed roof encourages people to use the full length of the platforms
    • Five new lifts allow step-free access for the first time
    • Passengers are benefitting from 36 new ticket gates, 18 new staircases, a new footbridge, 9 new ticket machines and 2 new ticket offices spread over 2 new entrances and a restored historic entrance.

    London's newest transport hub

    From 2018 Farringdon station will be the only station where Thameslink, Crossrail and Underground services meet. From Farringdon passengers will have the choice to travel north-south, east-west or around London.

    With up to 24 trains an hour running in each direction on both Thameslink and Crossrail, plus the Tube, Farringdon will be served by over 140 trains an hour.This will relieve pressure from the Tube and deliver more seats for commuters.

    Farringdon will provide direct links to three of London’s major airports, Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton, and to St Pancras International for Eurostar services.

    Protecting the past

    • The Grade II listed station was built in 1863 as the terminus of the world’s first underground railway
    • The original layout restricted the number and length of trains it could accommodate
    • We've added extra space to the Grade II listed station to accommodate longer trains and more passengers
    • As part of the Thameslink Programme, we've redeveloped Farringdon station to become London's newest transport hub
  • Image gallery

    Aerial photo of Farringdon showing how London's newest transport hub is being created

    New Turnmill Street concourse links into original London Underground entrance

    The new train shed roof

    A new footbridge spreads passengers through the station

    50% longer platforms allow for 12 car trains to call at Farringdon


    The restored London Underground entrance

    A new entrance on Turnmill Street

    A new ticket hall for Thameslink passengers, future-proofed for Crossrail, was opened in December 2011