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350 tonne bridge launched over rail line at Iver
A 110 metre long temporary road bridge weighing 350 tonnes has been launched over the Great Western Main Line as part of Crossrail improvement works in the area.The temporary structure has been installed at Thorney Lane, in Iver, ahead of the demolition of the existing bridge at Christmas.Both...
Crossrail uncovers Brunel’s railway heritage
Victorian-era rail infrastructure excavated near Paddington as part of the UK’s largest archaeological programme Engineering marvels of the Great Western Railway are uncovered for the first time in more than 100 years Public offered exclusive chance to visit the site and explore the...
Crossrail begins last east London tunnel
Tunnel machine Ellie begins final lap from Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock One of Crossrail’s shortest but most complex tunnel drivesTunnel machine Ellie has started her 900 metre journey from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, towards Victoria Dock Portal in east London.Over the next...
Balfour Beatty wins contract to fit out Crossrail Woolwich station
Crossrail Ltd has announced that it will award the contract for the fit-out of Woolwich station to Balfour Beatty Group Limited.The £70m contract also covers the fit-out of the two portals at North Woolwich and Plumstead at either end of the Thames Tunnel where Crossrail trains will surface.Work...
Crossrail gains planning consent for new homes above Woolwich station
Royal Borough of Greenwich approves plans for ‘Armourer’s Court’ Design of Woolwich Crossrail station is also given planning permissionCrossrail has received a green light from the Royal Borough of Greenwich to build nearly 400 new homes above the new Woolwich Crossrail station.The...
Paddington station excavation reaches Crossrail train tunnels
 Crossrail Paddington contractors Costain Skanska Joint Venture has excavated down to the new Crossrail tunnels, breaking into the top of the tunnels 16 metres below ground level, as part of construction of the new station.Costain Skanska will excavate the earth between the two tunnels...
Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey
New tunnel from Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock is finished. Crossrail’s rail tunnels are now 83% complete Europe’s largest construction project remains on time and within budgetCrossrail’s tunnel boring machine Jessica has completed a new train tunnel from Limmo Peninsula, near...
Crossrail casts its final concrete tunnel segment
Last of 250,000-piece tunnel jigsaw is made at Chatham, Kent Kent-based team of 120 play a crucial role in the delivery of Crossrail River transport of tunnel segments saved 10,000 lorry movements Crossrail tunnels are now 82% completeCrossrail has manufactured the last of its...
TfL announces MTR to run Crossrail services
Transport for London (TfL) has today announced its intention to award the contract to operate Crossrail services to MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited (MTR). The £1.4 billion contract will be for eight years with an option to extend to ten years.MTR will be a key partner in delivering the new...
The BBC goes behind the scenes for Crossrail documentary series
BBC 2’s Fifteen Billion Pound Railway airs on 16 July at 9pm and follows the construction of the new train tunnels and stations under London.Crossrail provided exclusive access over two years to the BBC’s producers Windfall Films who spent time with our tunnellers and engineers as...

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