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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 Railhead

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Description of work:

Crossrail has appointed ATCjv to construct the permanent maintenance facility on the site of the Plumstead rail head currently operated by ATCjv Systemwide. The project scope includes construction of an accommodation building, a maintenance building, an undercover store and maintenance sidings. The project also includes all earthworks, drainage, utilities and services associated with the maintenance facility.

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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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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:

Work on the tracks to the west of Westbourne Park station

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Westbourne Park Railhead

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Description of work:

Crossrail’s contractor will carry out the following works, during Network Rail possessions and engineering hours in June, subject to the approval of the local authority: Final installation and commissioning of overhead line equipment (OHLE) Snagging works beside the railway tracks Drainage works

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Plumstead to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

We would like to remind you that the Crossrail overhead line equipment from Pudding Mill Lane to the east of Whitechapel and from the Stepney Green junction to Abbey Wood station is energised at 25,000 volts and must be regarded as being live at all times.

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Plumstead to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

From 00:01 on 15 November 2017, the Crossrail overhead line equipment from Pudding Mill Lane to the east of Whitechapel and from the Stepney Green Junction to Abbey Wood station will be energised at 25,000 volts and from this time must be regarded as being live at all times.

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Plumstead to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

Silvertown footbridge will unfortunately now need to remain closed until summer 2018. The additional checks required for the final design and limited access, due to the energisation of the overhead lines and the start of the dynamic testing of the new trains, have both been contributory factors in extending the programme. To help reduce the overall closure time of the bridge and subject to approval from London Borough of Newham, the contractor intends to extend weekend working hours as follows: 13:00 to 18:00 Saturdays 10:00 to 18:00 Sundays In order to assist in completing these works, the contractor will be working on the Friday and Saturday of the Easter Bank Holiday.

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Westbourne Park to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

on or about 00:01 on 20 May 2018, the Crossrail overhead line equipment from Westbourne Park to Stepney Green will be energised at 25,000 volts and from this time must be regarded as being live at all times

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Westbourne Park to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

Further to the previous notification, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you that on or about 00:01 on 20 May 2018, the Crossrail overhead line equipment from Westbourne Park to Stepney Green will be energised at 25,000 volts and from this time must be regarded as being live at all times.

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