Here's a look inside London's Crossrail stations for the Elizabeth Line including Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon

Rebecca Smith
Tottenham Court Road station is coming together
Tottenham Court Road station is coming together (Source: Crossrail)

The first Elizabeth Line train may have entered passenger service last month, but there's still a whole host of work going on to complete the mammoth Crossrail project before it's fully open.

And now, Crossrail has released its newest batch of pictures of progress, with a proper look inside the Elizabeth Line stations shaping up in central London.

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Take a look at the architectural fit-out of the stations:

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The images give future passengers a glimpse of what they'll see when the railway opens in December 2018.

At Tottenham Court Road, there is underground glazing decal based on the street map of Soho, Farringdon will feature the roof of the eastern ticket halls inspired by the neighbouring Barbican, while Paddington will have bespoke brick panels and architectural light fittings.

Julian Robinson, Crossrail head of architecture, said:

Crossrail is working with the best architects and engineers in the world to create a railway that builds upon the unrivalled heritage of London and its iconic transport network.

As the project passes 85 per cent complete, these new images highlight the progress being made to install the architectural elements that will soon become familiar to the hundreds of thousands of passengers who will use the Elizabeth line when it opens in December 2018.

The first Elizabeth Line train to enter passenger service:

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Earlier this week, the future of Crossrail 2 got a boost when transport secretary Chris Grayling and London mayor Sadiq Khan said they had agreed the way forward for the project.

The Department for Transport had queried Transport for London (TfL)’s proposed funding plan for Crossrail 2, with Grayling saying recently the funding package “hasn’t quite lived up to initial promises”.

In the joint statement delivered on Monday, Grayling and the mayor said London will look to fund half of the scheme during construction.

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