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01.06.16

Crossrail work carried out at 19 outer London locations over bank holiday

Work to adapt railways in outer London, Berkshire and Essex for Crossrail was successfully completed over the spring bank holiday weekend.

Network Rail carried out 40,000 hours of work at 19 locations on 28-30 May, when the number of passengers was reduced because of the bank holiday.

Three-quarters of the £2.3bn programme, which will be called the Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen, passes through outer London, Berkshire and Essex.

Matthew Steele, Crossrail programme director at Network Rail, said: “Once opened, the Elizabeth line will greatly improve the capacity of the transport network in London and beyond with new trains offering more frequent and more reliable services from Berkshire, Essex and the south east of London. I would like to thank passengers and our lineside neighbours for their patience over the bank holiday whilst we carried out these major works.”

At Shenfield station, nine new booms were laid and twelve foundations dug as part of work to upgrade the electrification equipment.

installation of overhead gantries at shenfield  239403

Station upgrades were carried out between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street, including platform extensions and improvements and progress towards step-free access.

Electrification work was also carried out on the line between Paddington and Reading, where more than 30 new masts were installed, as well as three wire runs and the foundations for 14 masts at Maidenhead.

Station works, including platform extensions and upgrades to accommodate overhead wires, were also carried out at Hayes & Harlington, Southall, West Ealing and Slough.

An old platform was demolished as part of the construction of the new station at Abbey Wood.

At Stockley junction, 12 more concrete sections were lifted into place as part of the ramp of the new flyover.

500t crane lifts 50t crane into place at stockley - nr bank holiday works 239404

New images of the remodelled stations along the Elizabeth Line were released last month.

(Images c. Crossrail)

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