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22.01.13

Canary Wharf station works continue

Construction work on Canary Wharf’s Crossrail station is progressing well, with the first escalators lifted into the station and work underway on the new elevated pedestrian walkway to connect the station with the existing Canary Wharf estate.

Work has already been completed to prepare four 7.6m diameter ‘tunnel eyes’ for the progression of TBMs. Next month, work will begin to construct a temporary steel cradle to support the TBMs as they move into the station box.

Station fit-out works are continuing, including escalators and the installation of ventilation, mechanical and electrical equipment, drainage and utilities.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail’s chief executive said: “The construction of Canary Wharf station is firmly on track and gives us an early glimpse of the world-class new stations, improved transport links and huge commercial development that Crossrail will deliver throughout London.

“With the upper station levels continuing to take shape, we are focussing on getting the station box below ground ready for the breakthrough of the first tunnelling machine in the spring, one of the biggest milestones on the Crossrail project so far.”

Cliff Bryant, executive director of Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to help deliver an infrastructure project that will transform our great city for generations to come. The construction team has done a terrific job delivering the Station Box five months ahead of schedule, ready for the tunnel boring machines to come through.

“Now we have the main structure in place above the station for an attractive new shopping development, roof top park, and the impressive Foster-designed roof. We hope Londoners will eventually consider this to be one of the city’s finest train stations.”

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