Crossrail chiefs plan another construction blockade

Grant Prior 4 weeks ago
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Crossrail is planning another “construction blockade” in a bid to catch-up with work lost to Covid-19.

The move follows the success of a recent 53-day blockade which saw 24-hour working from the end of July to last week.

Crossrail confirmed to the Enquirer that another intense construction push is planned in the coming months.

Blockades involve the temporary suspension of train testing so contractors can focus on construction work 24/7.

The summer surge saw 1,250,000 hours worked with 3,600 workers on site.  

A productivity rate of 96% was achieved during the blockade with 1,235 of a total 1,286 milestones completed. 

A Crossrail spokesperson, said: “The blockade has been very successful with a high level of productivity achieved and a major programme of works delivered across the central section routeway by the supply chain.

“Our focus remains on driving the programme forward and to ensure we start Trial Running at the earliest opportunity in 2021.”

 Works completed during the Construction Blockade included:

 58 Tunnel Ladders installed

28 Bent Bolt OHLE replacements

15 Platform Screen Door Air Gaps

27 LV Power corrections

8 Cross Passage Leaks completed

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