Crossrail Farringdon

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Crossrail Limited is building a new railway for London, running from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through 42km of new tunnels under London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The project is building 10 new stations and upgrading 30 more, while integrating new and existing infrastructure.

The £14.8 billion Crossrail project is currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Construction began in 2009 at Canary Wharf, and is now over 80% complete.

The new railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, will be fully integrated with London’s existing transport network and will be operated by Transport for London. New state-of-the-art trains will carry an estimated 200 million passengers per year. The new service will speed up journey times, increase central London’s rail capacity by 10% and bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London.

BFK is a joint venture comprising of three of the world's leading tunnelling, civil engineering and construction companies: BAM, Ferrovial and Kier. The contract for the Farringdon station works was awarded to BFK in January 2012, with work on both ticket halls commencing in late 2012 and on the platform tunnels in early 2013.

The project works for Farringdon Station comprise of the design and construction of two new ticket halls, West and East, including the architectural and MEP fit out, and the design and construction of the SCL platform tunnels including fit out. The building works also include the management of lift and escalator installation, and finally any Urban Realm works required. 

All bookings will be available via the Crossrail Eventbrite:

Visitors on Friday 31st March 2017 will receive a brief project update on the Farringdon station works and then a site tour showing areas of the station in progress. The tour will start in the Western ticket hall (WTH) giving visitors a chance to see the stunning architectural diamond shaped Apse ceiling, which will be close to completion. The tour will then continue onto the station platforms, through the cross passages showing features such as the escalator shaft, and then exiting back through the WTH.

This is an exclusive opportunity to see behind the hoardings at the Farringdon Crossrail worksite and is not to be missed! 

All bookings will be available via the Crossrail Eventbrite:

Address Crossrail & BFK Site Office
Corner of Farringdon Road and Charterhouse Street

From Farringdon station: Follow Cowcross Street west to Farringdon Road, cross and head south past the Sainsbury’s to the crossroad of Charterhouse Street and Farringdon Road. Head east a short distance along Charterhouse Street to the Crossrail portacabin entrance.

From Barbican station:  Turn right out of the station and take your first left down Carthusian Street, follow this street westbound as it turns into Charterhouse Street. Cross at the junction with St John Street and carry on west along Charterhouse Street to the Crossrail portacabin entrance (just before the junction of Charterhouse Street and Farringdon Road)

Site Entrance
Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 10
Register by 29 Mar 2017
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes

We have two tours for those over the age of 18 and one tour (15:30-17:00 ) for those over 16 years old. 

All bookings will be available via the Crossrail Eventbrite:

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0345 602 3813

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