The new Crossrail Custom House station is the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section.
Martin Buck, Crossrail’s Commercial Director said: “The new Crossrail station at Custom House will not only assist with the continued regeneration of the Royal Docks but also improve links between central London and the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. When Crossrail opens, passengers will be able to reach Canary Wharf in 4 minutes, Bond Street in 17 minutes and Heathrow Airport in less than 45 minutes.”
The new Crossrail station will be built on the site of the former North London Line station which closed to passengers in December 2006. The new station will include a new ticket hall, interchange with Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and step-free access between the street and Crossrail platforms.
In line with European procurement rules the contract is subject to a ten-day standstill period.