The arrival of Crossrail in Whitechapel in 2018 will further define the area, making it an important transport hub serving Crossrail, District and Hammersmith & City lines and London Overground services.
Crossrail will provide Whitechapel residents with new fast and frequent train services, easier access to the West End, north and south London and for the first time, a direct rail link to Heathrow airport.
In addition, the existing Whitechapel station will be extensively modernised with stepfree access between the street and all of the station’s services.
The remodelled Whitechapel station has been designed to enhance the historic features of the old station while incorporating natural light. The station will maintain the entrance from Whitechapel Road . The station will also have a pedestrian walkway
from Durward Street to Whitechapel Road.