Crossrail has agreed plans with 18 local authorities to revamp the areas around stations on the route of the £16bn railway.
The memorandum of understanding it has signed with the councils, plus Transport for London and Network Rail, will see Crossrail's urban design team working with the local authorities to create new and improved public spaces that integrate with existing transport services.
The designs will be subject to the councils' development plans and funding, government guidance and legislation.
Sam Richards, Crossrail's head of urban integration said: "Crossrail delivers a unique opportunity to facilitate and drive wider regeneration at a number of locations.
“The new Crossrail stations offer great opportunities to improve public areas at street-level. Crossrail is committed to working with local authorities along the Crossrail route to provide future passengers with improved public spaces outside stations and a superior travel experience that extends to the onward journey - whether it is by bus, cycle or foot."
The 18 local authorities which Crossrail will work with are:
- London Borough of Bexley
- London Borough of Camden
- London Borough of Ealing
- London Borough of Greenwich
- London Borough of Havering
- London Borough of Hillingdon
- London Borough of Islington
- London Borough of Newham
- London Borough of Redbridge
- London Borough of Tower Hamlets
- London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
- Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
- City of Westminster
- City of London
- Slough Borough Council
- Brentwood Borough Council
- South Bucks District Council
- Essex County Council