A new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood has been given the green light from local planning authorities.
The London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich approved plans for a new two-floor station, which will become the terminus station for Crossrail’s south east spur, beside the existing North Kent lines.
The new station, which will open in 2017, will sit above two dedicated Crossrail lines next to the lines used by North Kent trains.
Before work begins on the new Crossrail interchange, a temporary station, which will open in autumn 2014, will be built for passengers to use while the existing site is demolished.
Rob McIntosh, Network Rail’s Crossrail programme director, said: “We’re delighted our designs have been approved and that we can now get on with the job of delivering this transformational project on behalf of Crossrail.
“We’ll continue working with our partners and local stakeholders to deliver a railway that is safe, efficient and fit for the 21st Century.”