Tube passengers are being reminded that Tottenham Court Road station will be closed for Northern line services from tomorrow (April 2nd) until “late November” as part of ongoing upgrade wore which includes connecting the station to a new Crossrail ticket hall at Dean Street.
The current station serves 147,000 passengers every day and transport bosses predict that figure will increase to more than 200,000 once Crossrail is operational.
During the closure no trains will stop at the station and passengers will need to use nearby Goodge Street or Leicester Square stations instead.
As part of the work the ticket hall will be enlarged “by nearly six times” and step-free access from street to platform will be introduced to improve accessibility.
London Underground’s Strategy & Commercial Director Richard Parry said the station was “set to become one of the busiest and most important stations in the Capital once Crossrail and the station upgrade are complete.”
Calling on passengers and local residents “to bear with us” during the works, Parry added: “The changes we are making to the station will transform it, with a massive increase in capacity, new entrances and step-free access.
“But the size and scale of the works mean we will need to close the Northern line platforms until November.”
Central line services at the station will run as normal throughout the works.