Crossrail railway improvements: Platform structure complete at Abbey Wood

Construction of the platform structures and tracks for Elizabeth line services at Abbey Wood have been completed by Network Rail, marking another major milestone in the delivery of the new station. From December 2018, the new Elizabeth line service will begin and halve journey times to many central London destinations.

Construction of the new landmark station building at Abbey Wood is advanced and will complete in autumn 2017 when the new station will open to Southeastern trains. The structure of the new ticket hall is complete with internal fit-out of the building underway. The iconic roof structure, formed of timber beams and steel, is complete and a zinc cover is now being installed. Work is also continuing to install all the systems needed for the Elizabeth line including overhead electric equipment and signalling as well as seating, customer information screens and CCTV.