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Crossrail awards station power supply contract

By Peter MacLennan

Crossrail today announced that it intends to award the contract for the non-traction high voltage power supply contract.

  • C650 – AC Joint Venture (Alstom Transport and Costain Limited)

In line with European procurement rules the contract is subject to a ten-day standstill period.

Crossrail will operate a high-frequency metro service of up to 24 trains per hour during the peak between Whitechapel and Paddington through new tunnels under central London.

The scope of works includes the provision of electrical power, distributed at 22kV or 11kV, within Crossrail’s central section extending from Royal Oak Portal in the west to Pudding Mill Lane in the east, splitting at Stepney Green Junction and running to Plumstead Portal in the southeast.

The system will provide a dedicated power supply for use at stations, shafts and portals.


For further information contact the Crossrail Press Office on 020 3229 9552 or email [email protected]

Notes to editors:

The value of the C650 contract is in the region of £25m.

The scope of works within the C650 contract includes design, procurement, installing and testing and commissioning of the non traction high voltage system.

The following organisations were invited to tender:

  • ABB
  • AC Joint Venture (Alstom Transport and Costain Limited)
  • Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Limited
  • Rail Power Joint Venture (a Siemens PLC and J. Murphy & Sons Limited Joint Venture)
  • UK Power Networks (Commercial) Limited

A separate contract has been awarded for C644 high voltage traction power supply.

About Crossrail:

The total funding envelope available to deliver Crossrail is £14.8bn.

The Crossrail route will pass through 37 stations and run 118 km (73 miles) from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km (13 miles) tunnels below central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. Crossrail services are due to commence through central London in 2018.

Crossrail is being delivered by Crossrail Limited (CRL). CRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London. Crossrail is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London.