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London Underground has again turned to fencing supplier Zaun to protect a site during construction works. Zaun supplied MultiFence, temporary fencing and gates that it developed for the London 2012 Games, for the approaching £1bn upgrade of Tottenham Court Road Underground station.

MultiFence was used previously as hoardings to provide access while protecting construction works at nearby St Paul’s tube station, at Kings Cross station and at the BullRing in Birmingham.

Zaun installed the 20km boundary to the main Olympic Park, which included some 7.5m-high parapet fencing alongside the adjacent railway line, with a further 1.5km of fencing as a ‘ring-within-a-ring’ around the Olympic Stadium.

Crossrail and Transport for London are jointly redeveloping the 100 years-old Tube station at Tottenham Court Road and building a new station, expected to be completed by 2016-2017. The work is at the intersection of Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road.

Key journey times will be reduced from Tottenham Court Road station to other stations including Canary Wharf (21 minutes to 12 minutes), Ealing Broadway (27 minutes to 12 minutes) and Heathrow (53 minutes to 28 minutes). The new four storeyed underground station will feature a new western ticket hall at Dean Street, an eastern ticket hall, three new station entrances, step-free access, additional escalators to access Northern line platforms, a public piazza, access to the Northern and Central line platforms and a western station box.


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