Crossrail construction enters final stages: Picture special

Grant Prior 6 months ago
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Crossrail chiefs have released new images of construction progress as work on the Elizabeth line enters its final stages.

Tottenham Court Road western ticket hall: The spacious new ticket hall off Dean Street in Soho is dark and cinematic, with black the colour of choice for the glass and stainless steel inside the station.

Intensive work is underway on the fit-out of stations and tunnels.

Crossrail will begin handing over the completed infrastructure this summer to Transport for London, who will lead the railway’s testing and commissioning phase ahead of the opening in December.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Chief Executive, Crossrail, said: “After almost a decade of hard work from tens of thousands of men and women across the country, the construction of the Elizabeth line has entered its final stages.

“This fantastic set of new images shows the huge amount that has been achieved, and gives passengers a glimpse of their new railway ahead of its opening at the end of the year.”

Howard Smith, Operations Director for the Elizabeth line, said: “Seeing our striking new stations take shape is an extremely exciting time for all involved in the historic Elizabeth line project.

“We look forward to opening these dynamic new spaces to Londoners and visitors when we launch the railway in nine months’ time.”

Paddington station: Two sets of 21 metre long escalators at each end of the new station will bring passengers into the bright and spacious concourse directly below Eastbourne Terrace.

Bond Street western ticket hall: Flooded with natural light, the new Davies Street ticket hall at Bond Street will lead passengers down to the platforms 28 metres below ground.

Tottenham Court Road eastern ticket hall: The integrated ticket hall below St Giles Circus on Oxford Street will at provide access to the Central, Northern and Elizabeth lines, as well as access to a new public plaza designed around two new glass entrances directly beneath Centre Point.

Liverpool Street station: Nestled in one of the City’s leading financial centres, the new Elizabeth line Liverpool Street station platforms 30 metres below ground stretch from Moorgate in the west to Broadgate in the east.

Whitechapel station: The striking steel framework for the new station building will house the new, brightly-lit integrated ticket hall and provide a new link between the two station entrances including the refurbished original entrance on Whitechapel Road.

Canary Wharf station: Sitting below the five storey mixed-use development, the new Canary Wharf station helps connect this key business district to the City of London, the West End and Heathrow and provides a new transport route to Canary Wharf from Woolwich and Abbey Wood.

Custom House station: This freestanding building with an elevated concourse above was designed using thousands of pre-cast concrete segments. Lifts, stairs and escalators from a spacious upper concourse provide access to the Elizabeth line platforms.

Woolwich: Passing through the naturally lit ticket hall, passengers will descend below ground to a 276 metre-long box station, which sits directly below a major new residential development site.

Powering the trains: Each Elizabeth line train will draw power in the tunnels from the rigid overhead catenary system’s aluminium alloy conductor bar, which houses copper contact wire.

Tunnel fit-out: A significant amount of work continues in the Elizabeth line tunnels below ground bringing together the complicated interfaces between track, power, signalling and trains.

Old Oak Common depot: This will be the main depot for the Elizabeth line where the majority of the fleet will be stabled and maintenance work carried out.

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