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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 to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

Work will include the installation of the over head line electrification equipment, comprising masts and gantries and cable management systems. Between 29 March and 13 April night time work to install piles will take place close to Custom House Station.

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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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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:

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:

Information about construction works on and adjacent to the existing railway, located to the east and west of Great Western Road Bridge. These works are part of the adjustment to the existing railway infrastructure to permit the operation of Elizabeth line and Great Western Railway trains.

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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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North Woolwich Portal

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Description of work:

The structure of the head house has now been completed and the installation of mechanical and electrical equipment is well underway. The construction of the emergency staircase and the external cladding of the head house will be completed in spring 2017. Landscaping will be completed in early summer 2017.

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Fisher Street shaft

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Description of work:

Fit out of maintenance shaft at Fisher Street consisting of construction of a reinforced lift shaft, staircase, floors and internal blockwork walls

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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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