Liverpool Street Elizabeth Line Station Handed Over to TfL
The refurbished 65-metre-wide Moorgate entrance opened yesterday to provide passengers using existing services with a modern ticket hall and step free access to trains. Construction work at the new Liverpool Street Elizbeth line station is now complete, with the station being officially transferred to Transport for London ready for extensive commissioning to prepare it for opening in the first half of 2022. As part of the work undertaken by Crossrail, the refurbished station entrance for Moorgate station on Moorfields is now open. Step-free access to the London Underground’s Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines has been provided with new lifts serving the eastbound and westbound platforms. The new entrance is more spacious at 65 metres wide, with a longer gateline, six new ticket vending machines and customer information screens providing an improved customer experience for those using the station.
The rest of the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station will open with the start of cross-London Elizabeth line services in the first half of 2022.
Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station is the fifth station to be transferred to TfL and the third station which London Underground will take over as infrastructure manager. Station and maintenance staff can begin familiarisation at the station ahead of the Elizabeth line opening.
The station is now ready for the next stages in the extensive commissioning, which will prepare it for Trial Operations beginning later this year. Trial Operations is the final phase before the Elizabeth line opens ensuring the safety and reliability of the railway for public use. This includes scenarios including evacuations of trains and stations.
Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station is the deepest of the new central London stations (34 metres below ground at platform level) and has a total of 15 escalators and seven lifts. Two of these are inclined lifts at the Broadgate entrance to take passengers from street to platform level.
The Elizabeth line was part funded by the City of London Corporation and Crossrail has worked with the City Corporation to improve the highway and public realm around the Elizabeth line ticket halls in the Square Mile. New forecourts and plazas around both entrances to Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station will provide pedestrian-friendly, accessible spaces with wider pavements.