With the first station at Liverpool Street, London in the major infrastructure project Crossrail 2 almost complete, it was time for Kevin D’Souza, Technical Manager and Nigel Bateman, Operation Manager, to look at the tunnel and station.
We provided the concrete for the tunnel, track and platform of the station which is 290metres long. It was certainly a challenging contract, both logistically and technically, with the site situated right in the heart of the City and involving the concrete being pumped vertically the height of a 10 storey building and crucially, there had to be no gaps in supply!
The work is being undertaken by Laing O’Rourke and both parties agree that is a job well done, many congratulations to everyone involved. CEMEX has been supplying materials to Crossrail since the start of the project with three Plants involved – Stepney, Angerstein and Canning Town.
30 trucks are based at these Plants with additional day trucks involved when needed. Crossrail 2 will be a new railway connecting National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire with new tunnels and stations between Wimbledon, Tottenham Hale and New Southgate so south to north.
For more information see www.crossrail2.co.uk Crossrail 1 includes 42km of tunnels from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
It’s now 75% complete and involves 10 new stations and upgrade of 30 more at a cost of £14.8bn, Europe’s large infrastructure project. The new railway is to be known as Elizabeth line with services planned to begin in 2018.