All Crossrail articles – Page 2

  • Balfour Beatty has installed Anderton Concrete's Anderlite troughing and Ander-fin cable anchors at Maidenhead as part of the Crossrail project.
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    Secure cable anchoring on Crossrail

    2018-05-12T06:00:00Z

    UK: In an effort to prevent cable theft, Balfour Beatty has installed Anderton Concrete's Anderlite troughing and Ander-fin cable anchors at Maidenhead as part of the Crossrail project. Ander-fin is manufactured from glass-filled nylon and has a failure load in excess of 2 kN. It is designed to be easy ...

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    Old Oak Common Elizabeth Line depot opens

    2018-05-10T14:33:18Z

    UK: The Elizabeth Line’s Old Oak Common depot in west London has started operations, Transport for London announced on May 10. The purpose-built facility occupies the site of a former freight locomotive depot. Construction took four years and was undertaken by Taylor Woodrow. The new depot will be used ...

  • Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply more Class 345 Aventra EMUs for the Elizabeth Line.
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    More Crossrail trains ordered

    2018-03-27T13:42:56Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further five nine-car Class 345 Aventra electric multiple-units for use on the Elizabeth Line, taking its total order to 70 trainsets. The order announced on March 27 includes an expansion of the existing train services agreement to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Testing begins in Crossrail Thames tunnel

    2018-02-26T16:16:46Z

    UK: A Class 345 trainset started test running through the Elizabeth Line’s Thames tunnel in east London on the night of February 25-26. The train is running on a short section of the southeastern branch between Abbey Wood and the Connaught Tunnel portal on the north side of the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Class 345 testing starts in Crossrail core

    2017-10-27T11:45:53Z

    UK: The Crossrail commissioning programme has reached a further milestone, with the first gauging run of a Class 345 trainset through part of the cross-London tunnels scheduled to take place on the night of October 27-28. Engineering trains have been operating through the tunnels since the completion of tracklaying earlier ...

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    Metro Report International

    Abbey Wood Crossrail station opens

    2017-10-25T08:28:54Z

    UK: The rebuilt Abbey Wood station in southeast London opened on October 23, as management of the station was transferred to Transport for London. The station was previously operated by Southeastern and is now operated on behalf of TfL by MTR Crossrail. Network Rail began work on the new ...

  • The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would be ‘transformational’ and provide benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ according to Managing Director Michèle Dix.
    Metro Report International

    MPs hear '10 reasons why the UK needs Crossrail 2'

    2017-09-19T13:44:21Z

    UK: The Crossrail 2 proposal to link railway routes in Surrey and Hertfordshire via a new tunnel under central London would not merely provide a cross-city suburban link like the Elizabeth Line, but instead would be a ‘transformational’ project providing direct benefits ‘from the Wash to the Solent’ while also ...

  • A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London.
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    Crossrail tracklaying complete

    2017-09-14T15:29:45Z

    UK: A ceremony at Whitechapel station on September 14 marked the completion of tracklaying on the central core of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line route across central London. 'It's a huge moment in the project, turning it from a construction project into a railway, with around 15 months until our customers ...

  • The Crossrail 2 proposal comprises a tunnel to link up rail routes in the southwest and north of London.
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    Crossrail 2 needs to be more affordable

    2017-07-24T16:20:15Z

    UK: Ways to improve the affordability of the proposed Crossrail 2 project while maximising the benefits are to be studied, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan have jointly announced. The Crossrail 2 proposal comprises a tunnel to link up rail routes in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Crossrail electrification nears completion

    2017-03-28T15:51:10Z

    UK: Work to electrify the western section of the future Elizabeth Line route on the Great Western Main Line to the west of London has been completed as far as Maidenhead. Infrastructure manager Network Rail led the three-year project which saw a workforce of 800 people to install 1 ...

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    Integrating Crossrail’s asset management data

    2017-03-03T09:30:00Z

    UK: Building information modelling cloud software company 3D Repo has developed a mobile platform which brings together disparate databases and information sources to support the management of maintainable assets on London’s Crossrail project. Data matrix identity labels and RFID tags can be scanned using a mobile device to provide real-time ...

  • Transport for London has awarded Worldline a contract to provide passenger information systems for the Elizabeth Line.
    Metro Report International

    ‘Richer content’ in Elizabeth Line passenger information

    2017-01-31T12:26:04Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Atos company Worldline a contract to provide passenger information systems at 22 stations on the future Elizabeth Line route. The four-year managed service contract announced on January 30 includes the installation and maintenance of information screens and the provision of a central content management ...

  • Weihag has installed glued laminated timber panels for the ‘landmark’ roof of Abbey Wood station.
    Metro Report International

    Rebuilt Abbey Wood station takes shape

    2016-11-04T09:37:00Z

    UK: Austrian timber construction firm Weihag has installed glued laminated timber panels which in combination with 31 tonnes of 45 m long steel beams will form a ‘landmark’ roof for Abbey Wood station. This is being rebuilt for its future role as the southeastern terminus of London’s Elizabeth Line. Network ...

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    Crossrail infrastructure maintenance depot contract awarded

    2016-08-22T14:26:00Z

    UK: A joint venture of Alstom Transport (UK), TSO and Costain has been awarded a £26m contract to build a depot at Plumstead which will house track and infrastructure maintenance equipment for the Crossrail tunnels below London. Scheduled to be fully operational in August 2018, the depot will have ...

  • The first of 66 Aventra electric multiple-units for the Crossrail project was unveiled at Bombardier's Derby plant.
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    Crossrail Elizabeth Line trainset unveiled

    2016-07-29T11:06:00Z

    UK: The first of 66 electric multiple-units for the Crossrail project was unveiled by Transport for London at Bombardier’s Derby factory on July 29. Following dynamic testing at the Derby plant, the first train is to undergo trials at the Old Dalby test centre during August. This ...

  • A test and commissioning shed at Bombardier Transportation's Derby plant was opened by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin on May 13.
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    Crossrail Aventra commissioning facility inaugurated

    2016-05-13T12:12:00Z

    UK: A new four-track test and commissioning shed at Bombardier Transportation's Derby plant was officially opened by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin on May 13. He described the opening of the 'cutting-edge facility' as a 'huge event for the UK rail industry', which was 'so important for the ...