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Old January 10th, 2015, 01:32 AM   #2021
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they are yet to announce almost all of the 'culture line' art installations right? i think we're being hasty.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #2022
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For architectural splendour, I think Crossrail's budget will struggle to match the new parts of the Budapest metro
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Old January 10th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #2023
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(ca. $US2 billion). Gratuitous price tag? Decide for yourself!
the value engineering of the design budget on Crossrail must have created a tiny slither of savings
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Old January 11th, 2015, 03:10 PM   #2024
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Crossrail website has a recent article saying that "Renowned artists Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright have been commissioned to create large-scale artworks in Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station"

Sorry I can't post links atm.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #2025
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The Tottenham Court Road ticket hall opened a day early. Very sparkly. Will be interesting when the additional parts of it open as it already feels expansive! Note all the blank spaces for the Crossrail maps and branding....


Daniel Buren artwork at the entrance:













I have a feeling beyond this door will eventually link to Crossrail 2.



This will eventually go beyond to Crossrail 1.





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Old January 11th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #2026
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TCR New entrance

It was rather a surprise, because I passed through TCR on the Northern Line from the south about 2.30pm and it was closed, but by the time I had walked back down from Goodge Street the new entrance was open. Inside looks great, but the stairs, floors and escalator treads were caked in grey dust.. It looks like they rushed the opening. It is noticeable that since the Central Line doesn't stop there, the passengers using the escalators has dropped to about a third of what it was.. I would be interested to know what is happening to the old ticket hall. How much of it will be no longer used, and will it be literally filled-in, or will it be sealed off?
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Old January 11th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #2027
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I would be interested to know what is happening to the old ticket hall. How much of it will be no longer used, and will it be literally filled-in, or will it be sealed off?
It is literally behind the blue panel to the right of my second photo. Now it is closed it will be refurbished and opened out to become part of this ticket hall, with the old escalators becoming the way down to the Central line.

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Old January 11th, 2015, 10:55 PM   #2028
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I guess this ensures that the line will remain as "Crossrail" and won't be re-branded with a different name (ie the Elizabeth Line or something like that) before the opening.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 02:29 AM   #2029
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Looks pretty dull to me.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 12:59 PM   #2030
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It looks like the ticket hall section under Oxford Street will no longer be used, apart from the passage to the NE corner subway. I hope they keep the retro style of the subway though, with ironwork and roundel. The NW corner one would make a nice trophy, but I expect it will go to the LT Museum..
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Old January 12th, 2015, 01:19 PM   #2031
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It looks like the ticket hall section under Oxford Street will no longer be used, apart from the passage to the NE corner subway.
As I said it becomes part of this ticket hall with the escalators down to the Central line.

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Old January 12th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #2032
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some colour on the "plaza" entrance!
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The Tottenham Court Road ticket hall opened a day early. Very sparkly. Will be interesting when the additional parts of it open as it already feels expansive! Note all the blank spaces for the Crossrail maps and branding....


Daniel Buren artwork at the entrance:

Are they dishing out Quality Streets?
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Old January 12th, 2015, 02:51 PM   #2034
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They were indeed!
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Old January 12th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #2035
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I guess this ensures that the line will remain as "Crossrail" and won't be re-branded with a different name (ie the Elizabeth Line or something like that) before the opening.
If they do name it, they shouldn't name it that. There is enough named for her at the moment, and the Victoria Line was not named for Victoria (well, indirectly I suppose). Following that suit it would end up the Paddington Line :\
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Old January 12th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #2036
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I don't think there will be, or needs to be, any rebranding. Rebranding is only needed if the working name is not widely known and doesn't catch on beyond people involved in the project (such as CTRL becoming HS1).

Crossrail is already a widely known and understood name across London and the UK. Plus it says what it does.

When things might change? If Crossrail is the name for the entire system (like the Tube), and each line requires a different name in standard London tradition rather than just being Crossrail 1, 2, 3 and so on.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #2037
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When things might change? If Crossrail is the name for the entire system (like the Tube), and each line requires a different name in standard London tradition rather than just being Crossrail 1, 2, 3 and so on.
At which point they might name them after the monarch when they were built, so they become the Crossrail Elizabeth Line, the Crossrail Charles Line and the Crossrail William Line.
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So only one entrance so far? When do the glassy ones right below Centrepoint open?
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Charles wants to be George VII. And is unlikely to be given a line name anyway - Elizabeth earned most of things renamed/named after her through long dutiful service.

QE2 already has the Jubilee line named in honour of her.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 09:20 PM   #2040
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No adverts on the escalators? (Like Waterloo Jubilee.)

Indeed, no adverts anywhere as far as I can see! I think that makes it look particularly clinical.
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