Crossrail reveal new Woolwich station video

Crossrail have revealed a new video showing the inside of the station after management passed to Transport for London.

The Elizabeth Line station sits below tower blocks on the Royal Arsenal site, including some which this week were revealed to have dangerous balconies with protection now in place for pedestrians from falling debris.

The station appears a cavernous space extending with the platform extending around 250 metres. It has an understated coolness with high quality materials alongside lovely little touches, showing little sign of the relatively limited budget:

As previously covered, there is no eastern entrance due to the station being a late addition, meaning no access for many developments to the east in Plumstead and Thamesmead including one site submitted this week for 333 homes and covered this week:

333 homes submitted this week

Plus there’s 1,750 homes approved around Plumstead gyratory:

1.750 homes at West Thamesmead gateway

And 294 homes at a college building in Plumstead set to be demolished and rebuilt as part of a mixed-use development:

Greenwich College set for rebuild

There are also plans for 515 homes above the eastern end of the station at Armourers Court:

Armorers Court site in red.

This means a lot more people funnelled to one entrance and exit.

In terms of funding, Greenwich Council’s share of payment is due to end in 2022/23, but they havn’t been collecting much income from developers via the Community Infrastructure Levy (TfL revealed they have collected the lowest total in London despite being in the top five for new development) alongside minimal allocation from another fund (Section 106). It’s all very odd. This screenshot shows S106 being £0 and a very low CIL total.

No S106 allocated to Crossrail in last two financial years

Testing continues and the estimate for opening remains the first half of 2022. As for when Greenwich Council pay off their share, well at this rate they’ll miss the deadline.

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2 thoughts on “Crossrail reveal new Woolwich station video

  • Let’s hope the New Elizabeth Line Station does finally open in 2022. I will be a boost to the local public transport infrastructiure .

    Although I do not think bus passenger usage will decrease overhaul as many peole are on fixed budgets and use the bus to get round as this tends to be cheaper.

  • I’m trying to find the new Woolwich Crossrail station on a map. I am not familiar with Woolwich so the photos don’t help. Google seems to put Crossrail at a car wash at SE18 7BZ. I have not been able to find an address or details of the streets that the station exits lead on to. I don’t have the vaguest idea of where it is, neither a nearby square, mall, or shop. The only clue in this article is that Armourers Court is nearby. Sadly Google has never heard of it.


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