The new Crossrail Custom House Station is the only Central Section surface station.
The new station is located in East London, one stop from Canary Wharf.
The station will welcome regional and international visitors to London's largest conference centre ExCel, and create a transport interchange with DLR and local buses, providing further benefits such as enabling reduced journey times at ExCel and London City Airport.
The station will provide a focus for the regeneration of the wider and local areas, which comprise mostly 1960s brick-built terraced houses and mixed tenure low-rise flats of between three and four storeys, in line with London Borough of Newham's aspirations and the Canning Town and Custom House Masterplan. The new station at Custom House will replace the disused North London Line station and is comprised of three parts:
- A new 24 hour public route from Custom House to ExCel and the Royal Docks via the construction of 3 new bridges.
- The Crossrail station itself; an elevated concourse above an island platform formed in precast concrete with steel-framed canopy and roof structures.
- A two storey building, which will form the station entrance.