Thursday, 10 April 2008

Crossrail images

A few weeks ago I attended a talk by the Engineering Director of Crossrail. Nothing particularly juicy was revealed, but there were some great diagrams shown.

Looking at Crossrail's online picture library, I found a few similar ones:

  • This station diagram corresponds with the general layout of Tottenham Court Road (it's definitely not Liverpool St), with Oxford St runs along the top where the stairs come out, with Chraing Cross Road on the far right. As noted in the talk, the amount of walking needed to get from the platform to the street is designed to be as small as possible.
  • Diagram of a running tunnel No chance of getting a double deck train in.
  • Paddington station platform area, showing the huge slot that will allow daylight all the way down. You can also see the platform edge doors.
I would have posted about this a while ago, but I've been trying to get copies of the actual images. An apparently cooperative press officer did send me a couple of renderings, which weren't what I was after at all and are barely worth your time. But in the interests of having a petty "you won't find these anywhere else on the web" exclusive, I'm posting them anyway.

"Tottenham Court Road - Upper concourse"

"Bond Street - Western Entrance - Davies Street ticket hall"

The only things worth noting are the video avatars on the ticket machines (and no ticket offices) and the incredibly poor compositing work in the background of the second image.


Innocent Abroad said...

Many thanks for an excellent site.

Have to say that the Paddington drawing looks like a PPB for the British National Party - not a black or brown face in sight!

Anonymous said...

so crossrail won't use ATO. that's kinda lame.

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