Designing for Construction – the importance of getting it right. Crossrail – approaching the final stages – Rail Engineer. As autumn approached, Crossrail announced that, following a very intense and busy period, the project had reached yet another milestone – declaring that 75 per cent of the work was now complete.
To understand better just what “75 per cent complete” actually means for the engineers involved, Rail Engineer caught up with Chris Binns, chief engineer for the £14.8 billion project. First, a recap on the project. Crossrail extends from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east, a route that is 118km long. It includes a new central core consisting of 42km of new bored tunnels. There are 40 stations on the route, including 10 new Crossrail stations that are entering their final stages of construction. Bombardier is currently building 66 new trains at its factory in Derby. Myriad of system interfaces When the tunnels were completed, the construction included a mass concrete base ready to receive the various track slab designs. Heavy and light track slab. Crossrail Railway Systems: Fitting out the railway. Crossrail Project - Quarterly Update.
Welcome to the July 2016 edition of Moving Ahead.
This project update is issued four times a year to keep you informed about progress on the Crossrail project. Join our mailing list Sign up to our mailing list to receive this update by email. Crossrail – The deadline is looming – Rail Engineer. The £14.8 billion Crossrail project, probably one of the most prestigious railway engineering projects in Europe, possibly the world, is now reaching the point where key dates for opening the new route are emerging.
The now-established Crossrail route will be called the Elizabeth line when services start to operate through central London at the end of 2018. The new services will run 132km from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km long tunnels under central London, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. With 24 trains per hour running through the core of the route, it will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London’s key business districts. When it opens from 2018, Crossrail will provide new transport links with the Tube, Thameslink, National Rail, DLR and London Overground. As part of this investment, Network Rail awarded the Crossrail Anglia contract to Costain in 2014. Overlaying a modern system. Béton : un coulage "record" sur le Crossrail. Forbes Welcome. Crossrail deviendra Elizabeth Line en 2018 - Société d'ingenierie leader du transport public urbain/ferroviaire (bus, métro, tramway, etc.) – SYSTRA France & international.
Le nom de la nouvelle ligne de métro du Grand Londres a été dévoilé : ce sera Elizabeth Line.
Choisi en l’honneur de la souveraine britannique, il a été annoncé le 23 Février dernier lors de la visite menée par Sa Majesté Elizabeth II sur le chantier de la station Bond Street. Elle était accompagnée par le maire de Londres, Boris Johnson, qui a déclaré : « Tout en offrant une amélioration radicale des transports de la capitale, la Elizabeth line offrira un hommage durable à notre monarque ». Le logo de cette nouvelle ligne est de couleur mauve. SYSTRA intervient dans toutes les phases du projet Crossrail, des études détaillées jusqu’à la mise en service, en tant que maître d’œuvre général pour la construction de cette ligne de métro. Crossrail gets its rails. The tunnelling is finished.
It’s time to start building a railway. Ok, here at Rail Engineer we’ve taken an interest in the Crossrail tunnelling machinery. We’ve marvelled at the wonders of steering a delicate path through all the services and foundations beneath London. ANIMATION: Crossrail concreting train. Crossrail Railway Systems: First permanent tracks laid in the Crossrail tunnels.
Crossrail’s concreting train ready to lay foundations for track - The Wharf. Crossrail has welcomed a 465-metre long concreting train which will help fit-out the tunnels ready for the tracks to be laid.
The train’s arrival at the Plumstead railhead marks the next major stage for the project following the end of tunnelling. The bright yellow train – which was refurbished and brought to the UK from France via the Channel Tunnel - is as long as four football pitches when fully assembled and acts as a self-contained concrete batching factory on wheels. Crossrail Stations: Breaking ground at Abbey Wood station. Moving Ahead September 2015: Crossrail’s quarterly update. Moving Ahead September 2015: Crossrail’s quarterly update. Crossrail’s concreting train ready to lay foundations for track - The Wharf. Concreting train arrives ready for Crossrail track work.
The ‘concreting train’ that will enable the fit-out of Crossrail’s standard track slab has arrived at the Plumstead railhead in south-east London.
The 465-metre long train, refurbished and brought to the UK from France via the Channel Tunnel, enters service next month. Crossrail calls it a “self-contained concrete batching factory on wheels”. It will supply over 50,000 cubic metres of concrete for the fit-out. From tunnelling to tracks: Crossrail marks the arrival of 465 metre long concreting train. Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, has welcomed a 465 metre long concreting train which will help fit-out the Crossrail tunnels with concrete to enable tracks to be laid.
The train’s arrival at the Plumstead railhead in southeast London heralds the next major stage for the project following the end of tunnelling. The bright yellow train – which was refurbished and brought to the UK from France via the Channel Tunnel, is as long as four football pitches when fully assembled and is a self-contained concrete batching factory on wheels. Arrival of concreting train heralds next phase of Crossrail scheme. Crossrail Railway Systems: Concreting train arrives at Plumstead. Crossrail 2 proposal receives £100m Budget boost from Chancellor - Business News - Business - The Independent. It is understood that the Chancellor, George Osborne, is preparing to give more than £100m to develop the Crossrail 2 proposal.
This includes working out the finer details of the route, technical assessments and identifying potential planning issues, before a decade-long construction programme starts in 2020. Consultations in 2013 and last year found that the public is overwhelmingly in favour of both the core metropolitan project, running from Tottenham Hale down to Wimbledon, as well as Transport for London’s preferred option of Crossrail 2 becoming a regional line that stretches into Hertfordshire and Surrey. WS Atkins, Mott Macdonald, Vinci Construction, Aecom, and CH2M Hill are among the big-name consultants and engineers already drawing up plans for Crossrail 2. Crossrail Engineers: Rebecca Hughes - Apprentice Field Engineer. Crossrail : ainsi s'achève le ballet des 8 tunneliers Herrenknecht. 8 tunneliers Herrenknecht ont terminé avec succès une mission qui dure depuis 3 ans : creuser les tunnels du Crossrail, le plus grand projet ferroviaire d'Europe.
En seulement 3 ans, les équipes de 4 consortiums (3 britanniques et un européen) ont conduit les tunneliers de Schwanau jusqu'au centre de Londres. En tout 42 km de tunnels ont été réalisés et verront passer environ 200 millions de voyageurs par an. Cinq tunnels jumeaux d'une longueur total de 21 km et 10 nouvelles stations relient les réseaux de chemin de fer existants à l'Est et à l'Ouest de Londres. 3 groupements ont été chargés de réaliser les 5 tronçons de chaque tunnel : Bam/ferrovial/kier pour ceux de l'Ouest, Dragados/SISK pour les 3 sections des tunnels de l'Est et Hochtief/Murphy pour le Thames Tunnel.
Les trois consortiums ont tous pu compter sur la technologie Herrenknecht. 6 EPB (Earth Pressure Balance Shields) ont été fournis pour la construction des tunnels à l'Est et à l'Ouest. Crossrail de Londres : les tunnels sont achevés. Crossrail tunnelling: Drone's eye view of Crossrail's completed rail tunnels. Tunnelling of Europe’s Largest Engineering Project Complete. Bechtel and Crossrail have completed tunneling on Crossrail in London, the largest engineering project in Europe. The 26 miles of tunnels (42 kilometres), which required the use of eight tunnel boring machines, were completed on schedule in just three years. Bechtel was hired in 2009 as Crossrail Limited's delivery partner as part of an integrated team to program manage the on-time delivery of the new railway line through central London.
This morning, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron MP, visited the Farringdon Crossrail station work site in central London as part of an event to mark the completion of tunneling. Cameron said: “Crossrail is an incredible feat of engineering that will help to improve the lives of working people in London and beyond. The project is a vital part of our long-term plan to build a more resilient economy by helping businesses to grow, compete and create jobs right along the supply chain.”
Crossrail tunnelling completed in London. THE final section of 42km of bored tunnels for London's Crossrail project has been completed allowing fitting out to commence. The £14.8bn project is now 65% complete, within budget, and on target to open in 2018. Britain's prime minister Mr David Cameron and the mayor of London Mr Boris Johnson celebrated the event on June 4 with tunnelling workers 40m below ground at Farringdon. "Crossrail is an incredible feat of engineering that will help to improve the lives of working people in London and beyond," said Cameron.
"This is a landmark moment for London that puts us a gigantic step closer to the launch of an absolutely vital new railway, which will hugely improve our ability to speedily move people across our city," Johnson added. Crossrail Surface: Custom House station structure complete. Crossrail tunnelling: TBM Victoria breaks into Liverpool Street station. Tata Steel to supply Crossrail rails. AECOM hired to help develop plans for Crossrail 2. Crossrail 2 recognised by business as top of London's list for next major infrastructure project - European Railway Review.
You are here: Home » Rail industry news » Crossrail 2 recognised by business as top of London’s list for next major infrastructure project Transport for London (TfL) has appointed four major consulting groups who will help develop more detailed plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed major new rail line which would deliver much needed extra transport capacity in the capital. This comes as the business community recognised the significance of Crossrail 2 as a vital infrastructure project, with Crossrail 2 topping the bill for ‘Investing in London’s future’ at an awards ceremony on 13 January.
The scheme was recognised at the London Awards, organised by London First, for its potential to help London grow and remain globally competitive, driving growth across the national economy. Linking key growth areas in south-west and north east London, Crossrail 2 will also serve some destinations in Surrey and Hertfordshire using the existing National Rail network. Crossrail Quarterly Update: Moving Ahead, Autumn 2014.
Mayor of London puts forward Crossrail 2 preferred route. London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has revealed the preferred route for Crossrail 2 – a project he believes is “vital” if London is to cope with its growing population. Following a public consultation, the ‘regional route’, which would be made up of a combined underground and overground railway from Alexandra Palace and stations in Hertfordshire to south west London and Surrey, is being put forward as the proposed alignment. The project, which could be completed by 2030, is expected to cost in the region of £20 billion and according to Johnson, London could potentially provide more than half of the required funding.
The capital’s population is expected to rise to 10 million by 2030 and 11.3 million by 2050. On top of that, the opening of HS2 will create an additional strain on the capital’s existing urban rail network. Consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are expected to publish a report into funding options for the project ahead of the Autumn Statement. 1267lm2nzpvy44li8s48uorode.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/1.-Crossrail-Regional-Routeg-FINAL.pdf. Crossrail tunnelling 87% complete. Crossrail’s tunnelling programme is a step closer to the finish line, with tunnel boring machine (TBM) Ellie completing her part in the £14.8 billion project.
Tunnelling is now 87 per cent complete and the 21-kilometre twin-bored tunnel system is on course to come to an end in early 2015. Ellie, one of eight TBMs constructing Crossrail’s tunnels, has now completed her second and final drive at Victoria Dock Portal in east London. At the same time, Elizabeth – named after HM Queen Elizabeth II – has begun her final drive from Whitechapel to Farringdon. In her latest deployment, Ellie, which will now been dismantled and returned to manufacturer Herrenknecht, had to carefully navigate the Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee line. New Tube for London designed by PriestmanGoode. How Pharrell Williams will encourage children to study maths & science. Makkah Metro Train. Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey. You are here: Home » Rail industry news » Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey New tunnel from Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock is finished. Click here to download images and here for a YouTube video of the tunnel machine break through.Crossrail’s rail tunnels are now 83% completeEurope’s largest construction project remains on time and within budget Crossrail’s tunnel boring machine Jessica has completed a new train tunnel from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, breaking into Victoria Dock Portal in east London.
The 1,000 tonne machine, named after Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE, completed her 900 metre journey in just 9 weeks, travelling as far as 41 metres per day. The machine will now be dismantled, with parts returned to manufacturer Herrenknecht for use on other tunnelling projects. Jessica is 150 metres long and 7.1 metres in diameter and was staffed by teams of 20 people. Crossrail heads north. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that plans for a spur connecting Crossrail to the West Coast main line are being developed by the Department for Transport (DfT).
The feasibility study – conducted in-house – should be ready by the end of the year. The rail link will connect Crossrail, at its Old Oak Common interchange, with the Dudding Hill freight line. This will give Crossrail trains access to the West Coast main line at Brent Sidings – between Willesden Junction and Stonebridge Park. Crossrail will then be able to connect Hemel Hempstead, Tring, Watford and Harrow with new stations in the City and the West End. “We are investing record amounts to build a world-class railway, so it is vital we seize every opportunity to make the most of these once in a generation schemes,’ said McLoughlin.
Crossrail casts its final concrete tunnel segment. Crossrail begins new Docklands tunnel drive. Crossrail today started its shortest tunnel drive from Limmo Peninsula, beside Canning Town station, towards Victoria Dock Portal in east London. Crossrail starts Docklands tunnel drive. Crossrail flyover launched over Great Western main line. Crossrail and Network Rail have inched a new flyover into place in Stockley, marking an important milestone in the completion of the new railway’s overground works. Thousand tonne rail flyover launched to improve connection to Heathrow. You are here: Home » Rail industry news » Thousand tonne rail flyover launched to improve connection to Heathrow. Thousand tonne rail flyover launched to improve connection to Heathrow. New Crossrail programme director appointed. Network Rail’s Simon Wright has been appointed by Crossrail as the project’s new programme director.
Crossrail trains to reach Reading. 74f85f59f39b887b696f-ab656259048fb93837ecc0ecbcf0c557.r23.cf3.rackcdn.com/assets/library/document/c/original/crossrail_regional_route_map_march_2014.pdf. European Railway Review. DfT and TfL extend Crossrail route to Reading. CROSSRAIL - EUROPE'S LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT. Crossrail Apprenticeship Programme. Network Rail awards major Crossrail contract for east London and Essex. Worker dies on Crossrail construction site in Holborn. Worker killed on Crossrail site. Costain wins Crossrail north east spur contract. Private sector investment does exist for Crossrail 2. Crossrail and the Network Rail connection. Bombardier wins Crossrail train contract. Triple breakthrough for Crossrail.