Monday, March 11, 2013

Crossrail UK - Europes (current) Largest Infrastructure Project

Crossrail construction in London.  That's a lot of rebar.

Now that's what I call a service expansion project
New Crossrail stations are being built through the central section of the route at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House and Woolwich. It is critical that Crossrail gets the internal design of stations right as the new stations have been designed to last for the next century.
Around 200 million passengers will travel on Crossrail each year and the route will provide a 10% increase to rail capacity in the capital. The new stations need to cope with large numbers of passengers throughout their life, be easy to navigate and able to endure wear and tear. To create this transport legacy for London it is essential to ensure every fixture and component is fit for purpose, cost effective and built to last. 
Crossrail station platforms will be 250m in length to accommodate 200m trains that will pass through each station, as well as enabling longer 240m trains to operate in the future as passenger demand increases.

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