Crossrail has unveiled a redesign of the £1bn Tottenham Court Road station.
The new plans, which have been overhauled due to budget pressures, will be submitted to Westminster Council shortly.
Crossrail anticipates the go-ahead from planners before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, developer Derwent London is likely to submit plans by the end of the year for the redevelopment of the former Astoria site above the Crossrail entrance by Centrepoint.
Crossrail chief executive Rob Holden, said: “The striking designs for Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station will soon become a reality as preparatory construction work is now underway ahead of the start of main works in 2011.
“A new Crossrail station combined with a major redevelopment of the existing Tube station will transform the Tottenham Court Road area and act as a catalyst for further investment securing the West End’s position as a premier shopping and entertainment destination and major employment centre.”
When complete, the station will be integrated with the existing tube station to provide for 200,000 passengers each day. The ticket hall will be six times larger than at present and overall capacity of the existing tube station will be doubled.