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Track for trainees

By Juliet Whitcombe

Track for trainees

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.