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Current railway fit-out works

Crossrail is focussed on the complex task of fitting out the new tunnels and stations with the necessary infrastructure and railway systems to enable TfL-run services to commence through central London and Docklands in December 2018.

This includes the installation of track, tunnel ventilation, high voltage power, traction power, signalling, communications and overhead line equipment.

Click on the links below for information about current works taking place.


Current Works

Plumstead Portal

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Description of work:

Working hours have been extended to 24/7 until the end of the project.

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Plumstead Portal

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Description of work:

Systemwide enabling works have been extended to the Old Coal Yard section of the Plumstead portal work site.

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Plumstead Portal

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Description of work:

Temporary tunnel ventilation fans will be installed within the Plumstead portal and will operate until the permanent tunnel ventilation system is commissioned

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Westbourne Park Railhead

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Description of work:

The railhead operates 24 hours per day 6 days per week From end of October installation of overhead electrification equipment will begin

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Westbourne Park Railhead

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Description of work:

Removal of the site cabins during night works that will take place 26 June – 6 July. Two mobile cranes are to be installed close to the tunnel entrance at the Royal Oak portal. Once installed the crane located at ground level will operate only during day time core hours, while operations to load engineering trains within the portal will take place on a 24/7 basis.

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Westbourne Park Railhead

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Description of work:

Trial holes and drainage construction work will take place 28 May 00:01 - 08:30 Piling will take place 4 June (and potentially on some subsequent Sundays) 00:01 - 08:30 Decommissioning of the rail head will begin in mid June with the breaking up of concrete slabs which will extend until early September Construction of the permanent facilities will continue until end December

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Westbourne Park Railhead

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Description of work:

Systemwide works at Westbourne Park. Enabling works to set up the site will begin in mid October 2015. From December 2015 the removal of buildings and concrete slabs will begin. Once the site has been established the installation of electrical transformers will begin.

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Westbourne Park Railhead

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Description of work:

Installation of tubular steel pile foundations near Elkstone Road between 00:01 to 08:00 on Sunday 25 June, Sunday 2 July, Sunday 23 July and Sunday 30 July.

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Westbourne Park Railhead

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Description of work:

Installation of parts of the overhead line electrification equipment (OHLE) in the area of the Westbourne Park railhead site will take place on Sunday 25 June 00:01 – 08:30 Sunday 2 July 00:01 – 08:30.

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North Woolwich Portal

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Description of work:

Temporary tunnel ventilation fans will be installed within the North Woolwich portal and will operate until the permanent tunnel ventialtion system is commissioned

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Pudding Mill Lane to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

Network Rail is undertaking enabling works for the eventual connection of the Stratford to Shenfield metro lines to the new tunnel section expected to begin later in 2017. During most weekends between March and September 2017, these works will mean that there will be no DLR service between Bow Church and Stratford and PML DLR station will be closed.

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