Crossrail Limited announced that Terry Morgan CBE has been re-appointed by the Crossrail Board as Non-Executive Chairman for a three-year term from 31 May 2012.
It’s full speed ahead for Crossrail’s new Community Investment Programme which will see major contractors donating expertise, time and resources to create a lasting benefit to communities neighbouring Crossrail worksites.
The indicative value of the main construction contract is in the region of £35 million.
Prime Minister David Cameron visited Crossrail’s Westbourne Park site in west London to view the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) ahead of Crossrail tunnelling commencing next month.
Crossrail announced that it has been able to reduce the extent of land required for a major sub-station at Great Western Road in west London.
His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, visited the new £13m Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) in east London as part of National Apprenticeship Week to meet apprentices working on the Crossrail project.
Crossrail announced that it has adopted a new approach to restoring and enlarging the Connaught Tunnel which is safer and more efficient.
Construction of the new Crossrail station at Paddington enters a new phase from next month as excavation of the station box gets underway with some changes to transport services in the area.
Crossrail announced that it has awarded the main construction contracts for Farringdon and Whitechapel stations. Intensive construction for both stations will get underway next year.
Construction of Royal Oak portal, the first of five tunnel portals on the Crossrail route is now complete. Work is underway to prepare the site for the start of Crossrail tunnelling next year.
Newham’s Strategic Development Committee has approved plans for a replacement Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station at Pudding Mill Lane.
Canadian transport giant Bombardier is to review its UK train-making operations after failing to win a contract to build carriages for the Thameslink project. Bombardier currently operates the UK’s only remaining train factory, employing a workforce of 3,000 in Derby.