Abbey Wood station has now opened to Southeastern passengers.
Delivered by Network Rail as part of the Crossrail project, the station will become part of the Elizabeth line from December 2018 when passengers from Abbey Wood will be able to travel through to Paddington.
Work will continue to complete the station’s full facilities, including the commissioning of new lifts to the concourse and installation of systems required for the Elizabeth line.
The temporary station at Abbey Wood, opened in 2014 to keep passengers moving while work progressed on the new station building, will be removed and the car park reinstated.
Transport for London (TfL) has assumed responsibility for Abbey Wood station from Southeastern ahead of the launch of Elizabeth line services next year.
TfL’s operations director for the Elizabeth line Howard Smith said, ‘The opening of the new station building at Abbey Wood is an important milestone, bringing us one step closer to the introduction of Elizabeth line services next December.
‘Abbey Wood will be one of ten new Elizabeth line stations, providing passengers with a direct link through central London to new destinations. We look forward to step-free access to the station being completed as soon as possible.’