Another major milestone has been achieved on the Crossrail project. Tottenham Court Road station has been transferred to London Underground. This is the third central London Underground station on the Elizabeth Line to achieve this status after Farringdon in March 2021.
Mott MacDonald has been working with Crossrail as part of an integrated team for over ten years. More recently Mott MacDonald led the Plateau 2 team who played a major part in testing and integrating the station with the route way contracts to ensure the station was ready to be brought into use.
The Plateau 2 team is the lead station integrator responsible for the testing, commissioning and bringing into use the ten central stations on the Elizabeth Line. The team are active across the stations programme to ensure stations, routeways, signalling and telecoms contracts work together.
When operational Tottenham Court Road station will be used by a forecast of 170,000 passengers a day. The Elizabeth Line will run more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Mott MacDonald’s global rail systems professional head, John Bettles, who led the Plateau 2 team said: “I’m very proud to lead the Plateau 2 team which has co-ordinated the final testing and bringing into use of the Crossrail stations. These have been challenging sites to commission with interlinked complex digital station systems and the collaborative spirit we have fostered across the programme has been pivotal in helping to bring Tottenham Court Road station into use on our planned date.”