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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.

Details of work as PDF:

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.

Details of work as PDF:

Eleanor Street shaft

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Description of work:

Some minor changes need to be made to the foul drainage works at Old Willow Close to ensure they are fit for long term use. The plots affected are 8, 10, 12, 15 and 19. There is also some work to do next to the planter wall. The works will commence on 19 February 2018 and continue until the end of March 2018.

Details of work as PDF:

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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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.

Details of work as PDF:

Plumstead to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

Silvertown footbridge will need to remain closed until Easter 2018. Crossrail’s contractor will continue works to upgrade the footbridge deck, strengthen the bridge piers and carry out some street work activities around the bridge access steps, including installing new paving, new concrete bollards and new lamp posts.

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