Rail News

Crossrail’s Quarterly Update: October 2017

The Crossrail programme is now 87% complete. Last month, the final section of track was installed at Whitechapel station, completing all new tracks for the railway.

The end of permanent track installation enables trains to travel the full length of both new tunnels from end to end and brings us another crucial step closer to the operational railway.

New Elizabeth Line Stations

The new Abbey Wood station is now open, marking another milestone on the project. This is one of the 10 new stations being constructed for the Elizabeth line. It is initially providing passengers step-free access to the Southeastern services through a new spacious, brightly-lit ticket hall. Network Rail construction will continue here while they complete the remaining works, which includes new lifts and urban realm improvements. The Elizabeth line services will begin from December 2018, making journeys into central London and beyond, quicker and easier.

Related Post:  Industry Insider Week 17 – 8 Must-Read Rail News Stories

Progress continues to be made at all other nine stations in central London and two more buildings have now become visible above the site hoardings. At Bond Street station, installation of the red sandstone columns that will wrap around the western ticket hall can now be seen from the street and at Liverpool Street station, construction of the glazed canopy entrance at Broadgate is also advancing well.

What’s Next?

The focus over the coming months will remain on completing the new stations and railway fit-out, which includes installation of platform screen doors, signalling, tunnel ventilation and communications systems along with the overhead lines that will power the new trains. It will be a busy period for everyone on the project but the excitement is building as we get closer to delivering London’s newest railway.

Related Post:  Network Rail Awards Crossrail Station Contracts to Hochtief and Graham

For the original article, along with further information, please visit Crossrail.


Tags in this story

News categories

    08 May 2019
    Network Rail Awards Crossrail Station Contracts to Hochtief and Graham
    29 Apr 2019
    Industry Insider Week 17 – 8 Must-Read Rail News Stories
    26 Apr 2019
    Crossrail Ltd: Our Plan to Get Back on Track
    17 Oct 2018
    UK: Priti Patel MP Joins Rail Fellowship Programme
    26 Sep 2018
    CrossRail RORUNNER Systems Officially Handed Over to Transport for London
    05 Sep 2018
    Mechan Jacks Lift Expectations for Crossrail Trains
    03 Sep 2018
    Elizabeth Line: Opening of Central Section Delayed Until 2019
    29 Aug 2018
    Depot Safety Specialist Zonegreen Wins Bombardier Contract
    Subscribe to Railway-News
    Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

    We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

    Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).