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Crossrail release new aerial shots of Abbey Wood station

Courtesy Crossrail. Extended one day towards Kent, but how many decades away?

You may not be able to take a normal train at the moment, let alone a Crossrail trains, but a bunch of new pics have been released by Crossrail today showing aerial views of stations.

There’s some crackers of Abbey Wood station showing development sites on the drawing board.

Courtesy Crossrail. Abbey Wood Station

There’s still no movement on tower plans beside Sainsbury’s which was approved in 2018.

No progress on tower plans

A former car park beside the flyover can also be seen. This is a site of a future Peabody development but some way off.

A BT exchange is to the left of the line. Greenwich Council’s future site development strategy stated this could become housing in future, though there are questions over whether BT will relocate.

Greenwich Council document

The document contained a number of errors and Crossrail did not own the site during rebuilding of the station as stated.

Other pics show off the distinctive shape of the station with Crossrail trains stabled – as they have been for years now:

Abbey Wood Station

Views at street level are not quite as good. Design cut backs have resulted in large blank expanses facing areas of high footfall.

Blank facade of new station from adjacent street in Abbey Wood

Promised trees and greenery have also yet to materialise.

No trees or greenery have yet appeared. Glossy roof became drab grey cladding

However the interior does live up to renders and is a great space:

New Abbey Wood station roof

Crossrail is due to open in 2021 – perhaps.

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Ian

    Perhaps indeed…….

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