Custom House Station – 5th July 2015

The Anonymous Widower

Custom House station has been progressing and now even has some glass in the windows.

You can also see that the Crossrail trains will go either side of the central building. It now appears that this is the preferred way to design a new station.

At Custom House station it will mean that passengers arriving at the station from Excel or on the DLR, would appear to go to the same platform, which will have two faces; one for Central London and one for Kent.

When you consider that London Underground deep-level stations since the 1930s have been designed this way with a central platform, it puzzles me, why we have such uninspiring recent station designs like the Thameslink platforms at St. Pancras.

Where you have a two-track railway, the layout must be more affordable, as you only need one set of lifts/escalators/stairs and other services.

On the other…

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