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Shortlist confirmed for Custom House station

By Peter MacLennan

Shortlist confirmed for Custom House station

Crossrail today confirmed the shortlist for C520 Custom House station. The indicative value of the main construction contract is in the region of £35 million.

  • Laing O'Rourke Construction Limited;

  • Hochtief UK Construction Limited and Hochtief Solutions AG JV;

  • Costain Limited; and

  • Geoffrey Osbourne Limited.

All shortlisted organisations performed strongly at pre-qualification stage.

The new Crossrail Custom House station, located in east London, is the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section.

The new station will not only assist with the continued regeneration of the Royal Docks but also improve links between central London and the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. When Crossrail opens, passengers will be able to reach Canary Wharf in 4 minutes, Bond Street in 17 minutes and Heathrow Airport in less than 45 minutes.

The new Crossrail station will be built on the site of the former North London Line station which closed to passengers in December 2006. The new station will include a new ticket hall, interchange with Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and step-free access between the street and Crossrail platforms.

The contract for Custom House station will be awarded later this year. Construction will begin in early 2013 with the station completed in 2018.

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Notes to Editors

The closing date for expressions of interest for C520 Custom House station was 19 December 2011. Tender documents will shortly be issued to shortlisted organisations.

Custom House Crossrail station will be located at the junction of Victoria Dock Road and Freemasons Road, London.

The new Crossrail central section stations are located at: Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Custom House.

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 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.