Crossrail and J Murphy & Sons at North Woolwich and Victoria Dock have put redundant railway property to good use. As part of the site clearance, disused track and sleepers have been donated to a training academy in Newham.
The material completes a large track layout section of the academy’s outdoor training area and enhances the hands on experience that is essential for the 16-20-year-old students to learn about railway construction and maintenance.
Crossrail and Vinci working at Connaught Tunnel topped up the donation by giving the school a switch and crossing.
Both contractor teams have made further donations of used site containers and equipment for Neighbourhood Garden Projects.