UK Transport Minister, The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP last week helped lay the foundations of London’s next major transport hub at Farringdon Station. From 2017, the east/west Crossrail, north/south Thameslink, and London Underground services will all meet at the new station. The move further cements the UK coalition government’s support of the Crossrail scheme, following the pledge in May this year that the scheme will go ahead.
Farringdon will be the only station from which passengers will be able to access Crossrail, Thameslink and London Underground trains.
Villiers said, “With the completion of the Crossrail and Thameslink programmes, passengers can look forward to better, faster journeys from a station set to become the busiest in Britain. Under those plans, the fully redeveloped station will act as an elegant gateway to London, Britain and the continent.”
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The ticket hall is being constructed by Network Rail, and the Minister’s visit marks the start of work on the hall’s foundations.