The contract to deliver rolling stock and a new depot for the London Crossrail project has been awarded to Bombardier by the British department for transport. The £1 billion contract between TfL and Bombardier covers the supply, delivery and maintenance of 65 new trains and a depot at Old Oak Common.
With London’s population set to boom, plans are underway for a vital new rail line, Crossrail 2, in order to support this future growth. Today the plans moved a step closer with Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail launching a public consultation on the proposed routes.
Network Rail has awarded a major contract, with a value of approximately £130m, to Balfour Beatty Rail for the construction of a two-mile section of the Crossrail route from Plumstead to Abbey Wood in southeast London.
Work has begun on replacing four bridges in Slough and Hillingdon in preparation for the new electric Crossrail trains. Starting in 2018, Crossrail will provide a high-frequency rail service for passengers wanting to travel into central London, over to Maidenhead or through to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
The UK’s largest archaeology programme has uncovered its first Bronze Age find as it continues a search for remains of a 3,500 year old Bronze Age transport pathway along the same route that London’s newest railway, Crossrail, will follow in east London.
Crossrail and Bentley Systems launched a dedicated Information Academy to provide hands-on training to the Crossrail supply chain on the latest technology and software being used to design and build the new railway including Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Crossrail announced its intention to award the main construction contract for C520 Custom House station to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd.
Crossrail has awarded a contract to ensure the new central tunnel section will be compliant with European legislation concerning the interoperability of railway operations. Crossrail will operate a high-frequency metro service of up to 24 trains per hour during the peak between Whitechapel and Paddington through new 21km tunnels under London connecting the Great Western Main Line into Paddington with the Great Eastern Main Line into Liverpool Street.
Crossrail has submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council for a major over-site development at Paddington.
Crossrail and Transport for London (TfL) awarded a major contract to Kone for around 50 lifts for the new Crossrail stations as well as five lifts for Bank, Greenford and Hammersmith Tube stations.
Crossrail and Transport for London (TfL) have awarded a contract to Otis for over 100 escalators for Crossrail and the tube network including 57 escalators for the new Crossrail stations in central London.
To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and mark its 50th birthday, the United Nations world food programme (WFP) has teamed up with Crossrail to launch an inspirational photography exhibition.