In May 2022, Woolwich railway station was opened for the first time to the public as part of the Elizabeth Line, after Crossrail announced the handover of ownership to TFL (Transport for London). Operating up to 12 trains per hour travelling to Canary Wharf and Central London, this ‘new’ rail station was built by Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and designed by Weston Williamson, Mott MacDonald, and Arup Group (engineering).
Crossrail describes the station as
Additionally, their unique urban realm design not only improves the experience for visitors inside, but also connects the station to the wider town centre.
Security meets smart lighting.
Amongst the complimentary and architecturally thought-out designs surrounding the station, you can also find multiple 5.2m Schréder black polyester SHUFFLE units, at the forefront of the station, directing and helping people travel with ease.
360° and 180° camera modules were added to the multi-functional SHUFFLE columns creating a safe, pleasant place, informing and entertaining people, whilst the relighting of the approach roads - Station way, with SENSO lanterns and Woolwich New Road with AXIA GEN 2 blends into the area elegantly, guiding people safely from main street to station.
Comfortable ambient lighting creates attractive environments, while state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, with digital zoom or fully motorised control, keep an eye on people and their valuables such as bicycles, deterring the unwary and providing a sense of security.