|Construction Managers||Canary Wharf Contractors|
Construction of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf has progressed ahead of schedule and budget since the formal commencement of works in May 2009. The platform level was handed over to CRL in March 2012, five months ahead of schedule. The tunnel boring machines traversed the station box during the summer of 2013 and have now completed their westward journey and arrived at their final destination of Farringdon. Practical Completion of the station box is anticipated for September 2015.
The station has been built in the North Dock of West India Quay with four of the six station levels, forming a new retail destination. The upper 3 floors of the 115,000 sq ft retail provision opened in May 2015 and offers a mix of leisure operators including Everyman Cinema, Sports Bar & Grill and Poncho 8. The roof of the development includes a pavilion restaurant and a landscaped roof garden covered by an elegant, semi open-air lattice roof. The retail, leisure space and roof above the station is owned on a long lease by Canary Wharf Group.
The Crossrail service will offer 12 trains per hour in each direction during peak hours and deliver up to 32,000 passengers to Canary Wharf in the 3 hour morning peak. Journey times will be cut to many destinations across London including Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street in 7 minutes, Farringdon in 9 minutes and Heathrow (T1, T2 & T3) in 39 minutes. The Crossrail network will bring an additional 1.5 million people within a one and a half hour commute of the central business districts of London.