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Andy Mitchell - Articles and news items

First Crossrail tunnelling machine completes her journey

Rail industry news / 9 October 2013 /

Crossrail has completed the construction of the first of its new train tunnels under London…

Crossrail’s tunnelling giant Phyllis reaches Bond Street station

Rail industry news / 25 March 2013 /

Crossrail’s lead tunnelling machine has arrived at the new Crossrail Bond Street station…

Crossrail awards major Tottenham Court Road station construction contract

Rail industry news / 22 June 2012 /

Crossrail announced its intention to award the main construction contract for the Western Ticket Hall at Tottenham Court Road…

2012: the most exciting year yet for Crossrail

Issue 2 2012 / 11 April 2012 /

2012 is going to be the most exciting year yet for the £14.8 billion Crossrail project with construction moving up a few gears as we enter our tunnelling phase.

The year has started with great expectations and excitement for the project not just within Crossrail but also amongst Londoners who have responded in thousands to our Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) naming competition to suggest names and vote for their favourite ones. The Prime Minister has personally shown interest in the progress of the project and Crossrail’s apprenticeship programme, too; visiting Crossrail sites and facilities earlier this year.

Crossrail is now becoming more and more visible across London. At Paddington Station, we recently opened a brand new taxi-rank at the Red Star Deck which was previously on Eastbourne Terrace. Work is in now starting at the Eastbourne Terrace site to construct the Crossrail Paddington Station box to receive the TBMs that will start tunnelling from Royal Oak Portal.

Once complete, Crossrail will be the largest addition to the London and South East transport network for 50 years and it will increase the railbased public transport capacity in London by 10%. Crossrail will run 118km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twinbore 21km tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Shortlist for major tunnel fit-out contract confirmed

Rail industry news / 22 March 2012 /

Crossrail announced that the following organisations have been shortlisted for the major fit-out of the new rail tunnels…

Crossrail awards major Liverpool Street station construction contract

Rail industry news / 1 March 2012 /

Crossrail announced its intention to award the main construction contracts for Liverpool Street station…

Crossrail awards major construction contracts for Farringdon and Whitechapel stations

Rail industry news / 23 November 2011 /

The main construction contracts for Farringdon & Whitechapel stations – awarded…

Crossrail begins procurement for major tunnel fit-out works

Rail industry news / 21 September 2011 /

Crossrail announced that a contract notice has been placed in the Official Journal of the European Union…

Procurement process underway for remaining Crossrail tunnel portal

Rail industry news / 27 July 2011 /

Crossrail announced that a contract notice has been placed in the Official Journal of the European Union…

Crossrail awards first central London main construction contract

Rail industry news / 11 July 2011 /

Crossrail announced its intention to award the first of the main construction contracts for the new central London stations…

Crossrail confirms shortlists for remaining central London stations

Rail industry news / 18 April 2011 /

Crossrail today announced the shortlists for the remaining central London stations…

Crossrail starts tender process for signalling system

Rail industry news / 14 April 2011 /

A contract notice has been placed in the Official Journal of the European Union seeking expressions of interest…

 

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