A high-level delegation from Indonesia, led by Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, recently visited Crossrail’s new Farringdon Station and associated oversite development at Farringdon East – part of a three-day mission to view examples of urban transport connectivity between London’s rail, tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), bus, river bus, cycle and cable car modes of transport.

Hosted by Crossrail International’s managing director, Paul Dyson, and land value capture/transit-oriented development (LVC/TOD) expert adviser, Ian Lindsay, the visit showcased the station’s multi-modal transport connectivity and Helical’s £120 million, 90,000 square feet (8,500 square metres), office-led oversite development at Farringdon East.

“When the Elizabeth Line opens, Farringdon Station will be one of the UK’s busiest, connecting with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide important links to outer London, the City, Canary Wharf and three of London’s five airports,” said Paul Dyson. “The station also provides an excellent example of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), as well as a multi-modal transport hub.”

In August 2019, Indonesia announced plans for a US$33bn New Capital City megaproject – the relocation of the country’s capital from Jakarta on Java island to Borneo’s East Kalimantan province, a strategic location at the centre of Indonesia, between Samarinda City and the port city of Kalimantan. The move will be funded by the state, public-private partnerships and private investment.

The Minister was interested in the most popular modes of transport as well as the organisational structure and relationships between the Department for Transport (DfT), Transport for London (TfL), the City of London Corporation and Crossrail.


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