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The West End Project is being led by Camden Council with an aim to “transform the Tottenham Court Road area, making it safer and more attractive for residents, boosting business and creating new public spaces”.
The Project sees the one-way system on Tottenham Court Road replaced with two-way traffic, tree-lined streets, increased protected cycle lanes and new public space. The scheme will reduce congestion and pollution, widen pavements and make bus journeys quicker. Camden have secured £26 million of investment to deliver this project in improving London’s West End.
The aim of these improvements is to unlock the area’s potential, advancing business and enhancing the public spaces for the community and visitors to enjoy. The project will be delivered by 2018 in time for the opening of Crossrail when Tottenham Court Road station is predicted to be busier than Heathrow Airport.
Read more on The West End Project
Crossrail is currently the largest construction project in Europe with an investment value of £14.8billion. Opening in stages, it will start operating as the Elizabeth line from December 2018, with full service from December 2019. The line will stretch from Reading and Heathrow and serve 41 stations including ten new ones.
The Fitzrovia Partnership is delighted to have worked with New West End Company and Heart of London Business Improvement Districts to commission a ground-breaking report, to analyse the impact this £14.8bn rail network will have on the West End.
Published by Arup, read the full Crossrail Readiness Study report.
In March 2018, TfL announced that fares will apply to the Elizabeth line, ensuring affordable and integrated travel for customers when the railway opens through central London.
From December 2018 Elizabeth line pay as you go fares within Zones 1-6 will be the same as the fares on existing TfL services, bringing savings to many. All customer service and travel information on the line will also be fully integrated with TfL’s other services and all existing travel concessions and discounts will apply.
Pay as you go fares will be accepted across the route all the way from Paddington to Heathrow for the first time. Customers travelling to and from Heathrow using pay as you go on TfL Rail services from within Zones 1-6 will never pay more than the daily cap of £12.50. Travelcards covering Zone 6 will also be valid on TfL Rail to Heathrow. Fares will be cheaper or in line with the current standard fares charged for Heathrow Connect.
To read the full announcement, visit TfL’s website.
Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade is almost complete, having picked up a handful of awards such The National Heritage Award in recognition for retaining 90% of original Paolozzi mosaics. The £500 million upgrade includes a new larger ticket hall, a public plaza outside Centre Point, three new higher-capacity entrances, eight new escalators, six new lifts with step free access to all platforms.
Derwent London is creating a new and vibrant urban scheme which comprises offices, retail and some residential.
The 80 Charlotte Street site is due to remove Tower Crane 3 (65 Whitfield Street) – due to take place on the weekend of 21st/22nd July. More information.
Find their August 2018 Update.
B. Goodge Street Station Tube, Lift Maintenance
As part of ongoing works programme to ensure Goodge Street Station lifts remain safe and reliable, refurbishments will start on the four lifts at the station from Monday, 04 September 2017 until late October 2018.
The lifts will be refurbished two at a time in order to minimise disruption by keeping the station open and running during this essential work.
During this time station will operate as exit only between 07.30 and 10.00am on weekdays.
Middlesex Hospital Annex Site
The proposed redevelopment of the former Middlesex Hospital Annex for UCLH Charity to provide a high quality, mixed-use, sustainable development including residential, affordable housing, commercial and new public spaces for the local community.
77-79 Charlotte Street & 5 Tottenham Mews London W1T 4PW
Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new part four, part five and part six storey building plus double basement to provide 4 x flats (1 x 1 bed; 3 x 3 beds) along with B1 and B1c floorspace.
Draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy; Joint Response from 17 Central London BIDs
This document presents a unified response by 17 Central London Business Improvement Districts to the Mayor of London’s draft Transport Strategy.