It’s all change at new-look Farringdon station

The massive Farringdon Station redevelopment moved a step forward this week with a new ticket hall opening and longer trains now calling.

Monday marked a key stage in the �6 billion Thameslink programme when 12-carriage trains running between Bedford and Brighton started to call at Farringdon.

The huge glass-roofed ticket building, the size of six tennis courts, opened on the same day.

Richard Walker, Network Rail project director, said: “It has been a huge effort so it is pleasing to see this come to a successful conclusion.

“This is a very significant stage for the Thameslink programme providing more trains into London.

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“The ticket hall has the ‘wow factor’. We have had positive comments from passengers.”

Farringdon tube station opens on February 6 with refurbished floors, toilets and ticket office facilities.

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In the mean time commuters must use the Turnmill Street entrance to get on the tube.

The grade-two listed front entrance building in Cowcross Street will also be restored to its former glory.

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