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2014 Vol 4 No 4
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Crossrail Tunnels Enter Final Stages - Page 4 of 4

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350 t. Bridge Launched

A 110 metre long temporary road bridge weighing 350 tonnes has been launched over the Great Western Main Line as part of Crossrail improvement works in the area.

The temporary structure has been installed at Thorney Lane, in Iver, ahead of the demolition of the existing bridge at Christmas.

Both Thorney Lane Bridge and Stoke Poges Bridge in Slough will be demolished at Christmas and replaced with permanent bridges to allow enough room for overhead electric cables to be installed over the tracks on the Great Western Main Line.

Excavations At Paddington

Crossrail Paddington contractors, Costain Skanska Joint Venture, has excavated down to the new Crossrail tunnels, breaking into the top of the tunnels 16 metres below ground level, as part of construction of the new station.

Costain Skanska will excavate the earth between the two tunnels creating a large open station platform level. Once excavation is completed, they will start building the station platforms and laying the track bed.

Costain Skanska JV Construction Manager Andy Mooney said:

Reaching the tunnels marks an important phase in the construction of Paddington station. The excavation down 16 metres underneath Eastbourne Terrace will allow us, once we have removed all of the 2,640 individual tunnel segments, to start the construction of the platforms and track bed.

Tunnelling machines Phyllis and Ada built the new train tunnels through Paddington at the beginning of 2013 ahead of completing their 6.8 km journeys to Farringdon in autumn 2013.

Costain Skanska’s workforce of 400 subsequently excavated more than 40,000 tonnes of earth to reach the western running tunnels.



Following the completion of the platform and track bed construction, system-wide contractor ATC (Alstom, TSO & Costain) will commence fit-out of the new tunnels with track and other rail infrastructure.

The new Crossrail station is being constructed adjacent to the existing Paddington National Rail station under Eastbourne Terrace. The 250 m long and 30 m wide spacious station will include a 120 m long glass canopy. [CW]


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