Passengers using Whitechapel station are being reminded that work starts this week to ready the station for the new Crossrail services.
Planned works include making the station step-free, expanding the ticket hall and integrating the existing Tube and London Overground platforms with Crossrail platforms to ensure easy access to all services.
To accommodate the work the station will be closed on the weekend of 16 and 17 January and from 18 January a new temporary station entrance will be available on the corner of Durward Street and Court Street.
Howard Smith, TfL’s Operations Director of Crossrail, said: “Crossrail will radically transform journeys or people across London and out to Essex and Berkshire.
“It will help serve London’s growing population and support thousands of new jobs and homes.
“People living or working in Whitechapel will benefit from convenient, step-free journeys to new parts of London without the need to change trains.
“When the work is complete customers will have a brighter, more spacious station with a bigger ticket hall and lift access to all train platforms from street level. In the meantime we are doing everything possible to keep disruption for our customers to an absolute minimum.”