Key facts about the Canary Wharf station:
- Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street will now take 6 minutes; to Bond Street, 14 minutes; and to Paddington, just 17 minutes
- It will facilitate an extra 1.5 million visitors who will be able to get to Canary Wharf within 45 minutes.
- Each Elizabeth line train will carry 50% more passengers than a Jubilee line train, which means new capacity for 342,000 people each day with wifi and air conditioning.
- The station building is 256m long, the platform box is 241m and the trains are 205m in length.
- The base of the station is 28m below dock water level & 18m below the dock bed.
- There is 115,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants over four floors including a cinema, gym, health centre, and two huge restaurants and bars on the roof.
- The station includes an award-winning roof garden which has been designed to tell the story of the ships which used to trade in the docks, with plants from the Americas and the Far East.
- One of the largest pieces of amber ever found in the UK was discovered during excavation. It is estimated that the amber was around 55 million years old. A fragment of a jawbone from a young mammoth was discovered. The animal lived in east London between 12,000 and 100,000 years ago.
Shobi Khan, CEO, Canary Wharf Group said:
“Today is a transformative day for Canary Wharf, and for London. All Londoners and every visitor will benefit. The new line revolutionises connectivity and brings us all closer together. For Canary Wharf, the Elizabeth line will transform our public transport capacity and reduce journey times, allowing more people to visit us.
Crossrail Place at The Canary Wharf station is already a vital hub in our community with its collection of fantastic restaurants, bars, gyms and retail, as well as its innovative roof garden. The station will serve as a fantastic gateway to Canary Wharf for decades to come.”
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166