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Canary Wharf £150m Crossrail deal to start work on new station

PUBLISHED: 09:35 24 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 October 2010

New Crossrail station at Canary Wharf gets green light

New Crossrail station at Canary Wharf gets green light

WORK on the new Crossrail station at Canary Wharf in East London is now set to begin by the spring, following a Christmas agreement with the Transport State Secretary. Canary Wharf Group has agreed to lob £150 million into Whitehall's kitty towards the cost of the new station—and has even signed a deal to design and build it

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WORK on the new Crossrail station at Canary Wharf in East London is now set to begin by the spring, following a Christmas agreement with the Transport State Secretary.

Canary Wharf Group has agreed to lob £150 million into Whitehall’s kitty towards the cost of the new station—and has even signed a deal to design and build it.

The full price-tag is £500m, most of which is being paid for out of Crossrail’s £16 billion budget.

The station is expected to be completed and handed over to Crossrail by the summer of 2012.

But the first trains on the new supper tube’ link to the City, West End and Heathrow are not due until 2017, when Crossrail opens for passenger service.

Predicted journey times to and from Canary Wharf include Liverpool Street in five minutes, Farringdon in 10, Paddington in 17 and Heathrow in 44. Other key stops include Whitechapel, Stratford, Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street.

Trains will run every three minutes at peak times between Central London and Whitechapel, where the line spits into two—one branch to Stratford and Shenfield in Essex, the other to Canary Wharf, Custom House by City Airport and under the Thames to Plumstead and Abbey Wood.

This will provide crowd relief on the packed Central Line through East London and the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow.

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