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Tube passengers to face year long disruptions due to Tottenham Court Road station upgrade

Commuters are facing journey disruptions for almost a year when Central Line trains cease stopping at one of London's busiest stations. From Saturday, Central Line trains will not stop at Tottenham Court Road until December.

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The work is intended to ensure the station in able to deal with the demands of more passengers when Crossrail arrives in 2018. Refurbishments will improve access to platforms, install eight new escalators & five new lifts and improve lighting and CCTV. Transport for London have said the station will be fully accessible by 2016 and the ticket hall will be five times larger than its current size.

Crossrail will see 50,000 extra commuters use the station each day, according to TfL. Credit: PA

The refurbishment is part of London Underground's £10bn programme of modernisation. TfL has advised passengers to change at Oxford Circus or Holborn for alternative routes. Northern Line trains will continue to stop at Tottenham Court Road.

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