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TBM Sophia ready to dig, Nov 2012

Burrowing below the Thames

Preparation for Crossrail’s endeavour to burrow beneath the Thames continues apace as assembly of Sophia, Crossrail’s first slurry tunnel boring machine (TBM), is underway atPlumstead portal.... Read More

Thursday 22nd November 2012

Network Rail

Chance to find out about Christmas Crossrail works in Acton

Major engineering work will take place in Acton over Christmas as part of the construction of a new train underpass needed to improve rail services in the area. A public information session will be held this month so that local residents can find out more about the Christmas works.... Read More

Wednesday 21st November 2012

Bison to Bedlam - Crossrail's archaeology story so far...

Winners of Crossrail archaeology competition announced

Our month long exhibition to display the project’s key archaeology discoveries was visited by over 2,500 people during October. It marked the half-way point of our archaeology programme and we expect more to be uncovered in the coming years.... Read More

Monday 19th November 2012

Crossrail awards signalling system contract

Crossrail has awarded the signalling system contract for the railway’s central section to a consortium comprising Siemens PLC and Invensys Rail Limited.... Read More

Monday 12th November 2012

Video: Crossrail's TBM's Victoria and Elizabeth lowered into the ground

Crossrail has marked a major milestone in the construction of London's new rail line with the lowering of a 550 tonne tunnelling machines into a 40 metre deep shaft in east London, ahead of the start of tunnelling for Crossrail's eastern section of the new rail line.... Read More

Wednesday 7th November 2012

Farringdon Station - Eastern Ticket Hall entrance indicative image, Nov 2010

Work to upgrade utilities in Farringdon to step-up this month

As part of the construction of the new Farringdon station, Crossrail needs to protect and replace the utilities that lie beneath Farringdon Road.... Read More

Wednesday 7th November 2012

Network Rail

Network Rail replacing four bridges ready for the new electric Crossrail trains

Work has begun in Slough and Hillingdon in preparation for the high frequency Crossrail services which will start in 2018.... Read More

Thursday 1st November 2012

Limmo Thames Ironworks uncovered, Oct 2012

100 year old remains of Thames Ironworks uncovered near Canning Town

Crossrail archaeologists have uncovered a 100 year old ship slipway near Canning Town, east London. This key discovery adds another exciting puzzle piece into research about Britain’s industrial history.... Read More

Friday 26th October 2012

Crossrail TBM Elizabeth lowered into the main shaft, 25 October 2012

Monster lift sends east London tunnelling machines 40 metres underground

Crossrail has marked a major milestone in the construction of London’s new rail line with the lowering of a 550 tonne tunnelling machine into a 40 metre deep shaft in east London last night (Thursday), ahead of the start of tunnelling for Crossrail’s eastern section of the new rail line.... Read More

Friday 26th October 2012

Aerial view of London skyline looking east towards Canary Wharf

Crossrail predicted to increase property values by £5.5 billion

Crossrail could help create £5.5 billion in added value to residential and commercial real estate along its route between 2012 and 2021 according to new research for Crossrail by GVA, the UK’s largest independent commercial property consultant.... Read More

Tuesday 16th October 2012

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