FARRINGDON FIRST?

THE CROSSRAIL STATION IS VYING TO BE THE EARLIEST MAJOR STATION ON THE ELIZABETH LINE TO REACH COMPLETION

Diamonds are forever: view into the Crossrail intermediate concourse at the western end of Farringdon station, showing the diamond shaped ceiling and glazed cassettes with tumbling jewel artwork by artist Simon Periton.
ALL PHOTOS BY PHILIP SHERRATT
Oversite development: exterior of the eastern ticket hall at the Barbican end of the station.

It is no secret that one of Crossrail’s biggest challenges has been station construction. Bond Street will not be ready to open with the rest of the Elizabeth Line, while there have been major challenges at Whitechapel.

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