Crossrail

07.01.13

Striking new aerial images show Crossrail progress

Crossrail has published new aerial images showing progress in construction, alongside a raft of new milestones to be achieved in 2013.

These include the launch of the 5th and 6th tunnel boring machines – ‘Sophia’ and ‘Mary’ – which will commence tunnelling from Plumstead, as well as construction of the new Crossrail Custom House station to get underway.

Major infrastructure works including the new flyover close to Heathrow, a new rail underpass in Acton and the rebuilding of existing rail bridges to provide room for overhead electric equipment will also take place.

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Further plans for station improvements will be finalised, including the new station planned at Abbey Wood. Additionally, the first Crossrail tunnels running between Royal Oak and Farringdon will be complete by the end of 2013.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail’s chief executive said: “These striking new aerial images provide a glimpse of how Crossrail is transforming the London landscape with world-class new stations and transport links. From major new developments in central London to a range of transport improvements across the southeast, this unique bird’s eye view shows how Crossrail is taking shape.

“Over 20 million hours have now been worked on the project and 2013 will see further important milestones including the completion of our first tunnels, further progress to construct the new central London stations and upgrades to the existing rail network.”

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com

Image c. Crossrail Ltd.

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