Crossrail Receives 465 Metre Long Concreting Train

Image Courtesy of Crossrail

Crossrail have received a 465 metre long concreting train which will be used to concrete the Crossrail tunnels with concrete to enable tracks to be laid.

The train arrived at Plumstead in time for the next major stage for the project following the end of the tunnelling.

Crossrail Concreting Machine

The refurbished train was brought to the UK from France via the Channel Tunnel. It is as long as four football pitches when fully assembled and has been described as a ‘self-contained concrete batching factory on wheels’.

Simon Wright, Crossrail Programme Director said: Crossrail is being delivered on time and within budget. Following the completion of Crossrails 26-mile tunnelling marathon, our focus has shifted to the fit-out of the tunnels and stations.  The arrival of the concreting train at Plumstead – the logistical nerve centre for this phase of Crossrails delivery – will bring us another step towards the completion of this major new railway for London and the South East.

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