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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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Mile End shaft

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Description of work:

CSJV (a joint venture comprising Costain Limited and Skanska Construction) has been awarded the contract to construct an access shaft in part of the grounds of Mile End Leisure Centre, at the southernmost end of Mile End Park. The shaft will connect to tunnels which will be constructed deep below the ground.

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Mile End shaft

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Description of work:

Landscaping works will continue until December 2016. from 26 October to 30 November electrical installation work will take place within the shaft until 22:00 on weekdays

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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:

Night time deliveries via the Network Rail depot off Elkstone Road

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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:

Completion of the North Woolwich portal will include construction of the head house building, installation of an emergency stair case, installation of mechanical and electrical equipment and landscaping

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North Woolwich Portal

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Description of work:

Traffic management on Albert and Factory Roads

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Stepney Green shaft

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Description of work:

24 hours per day 7 days per week construction work within the shaft. Cranes will be used to lower materials and equipment into the shaft

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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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Fisher Street shaft

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Description of work:

Night time concreting operations at Fisher Street

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Pudding Mill Lane to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

Works to demobilise the majority of the site cabins and equipment from the Mile End site and complete the landscape works.

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Westbourne Park to Stepney Green

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Description of work:

Night time concreting from Hanover Square for track installation between Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road

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