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In pictures: the new entrance to Tottenham Court Road station

Posted at 2:30 pm, January 13, 2015 in Transport
Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

After years of disruption, roadworks, digging and goodness knows what else, we got the first glimpse of what it’s all been building up to when the new entrance to Tottenham Court Road station opened this week. On the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road you’ll find the shiny new entrance, aka ‘Exit 1’, with more entrances to open later this year. It doesn’t have the scuzzy dripping charm of the previous entryways and the wall art isn’t a patch on the old mosaics but apparently it does have the second longest escalator on the Underground (after Angel). Swings, roundabouts, etc. Nah, it looks pretty slick. We went and had a snoop for all those of you not passing through Tottenham Court Road soon.

Come with us on a little underground journey.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

The old and new entrances sit side by side.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

Here it is on a rainy afternoon. Still looks pretty shiny. Okay, let’s go in.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

Mmmm, escalators (these aren’t the mega-long ones).

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

A nice little welcoming note.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

There’s a large new ticket hall with only ticket machines, no ticket office.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

Here’s the long one. Down we go.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

all the way down.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

Seasoned tube riders will be confused by the fact that you now exit and enter from the opposite end of the platform. You’ll have to find a new favourite doors to stand at.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

And here are a few shots of it just looking pretty.

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Don’t forget (as if you could), THERE ARE NO CENTRAL LINE TRAINS STOPPING HERE ALL YEAR! Got that? Good.

Tottenham Court Road Station © Rob Greig

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All photos by Rob Greig. Words by Sonya Barber

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