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Crossrail route graphic
 
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Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Stretching from Reading and Heathrow in the west, across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, the new railway will cover over 100km of track including 21km of new twin-bore rail tunnels and ten new stations. From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will change the way people travel around the capital. Crossrail will, for the first time, deliver a direct connection between all of London’s main employment centres; linking Heathrow with Paddington, the West End, the City and Canary Wharf. The new railway will reduce journey times, ease congestion and improve connections. Up to 24 trains per hour will operate in the central section between Paddington and Whitechapel during peak periods, with each train able to carry 1,500 passengers. An estimated 200 million people will travel on Crossrail each year. Many of these people will be making the switch from road transport to an environmentally sustainable railway. When Crossrail opens in 2018, it will increase London’s rail-based transport network capacity by 10 per cent and dramatically cut journey times across the city. For further information about Crossrail visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Kingsway Tram Tunnel’s role in construction of the Elizabeth line complete​
 
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The historic Kingsway Tram Tunnel is to be returned back to the London Borough of Camden now that its role in supporting the major construction phase of the Crossrail programme is complete. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Railway Systems: End to End journey through Elizabeth line tunnels
 
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A significant milestone has been marked today with the official completion of the permanent track for the Elizabeth line – London’s newest railway. This video takes you on an end to end journey from Plumstead portal to Royal Oak Portal. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/elizabeth-line-permanent-track-installation-is-complete
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Crossrail Archaeology: Liverpool Street dig reaches Roman levels
 
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In this video Crossrail's lead archaeologist Jay Carver gives an overview of the intriguing finds unearthed so far, as the Liverpool Street excavation reaches the levels of Roman London. Crossrail is undertaking a large-scale excavation at Liverpool Street. Archaeologists are working to unearth up to 3,000 skeletons from the Post-Medieval Bedlam burial ground and parts of the Roman suburbs. There are 2,000 years of history buried beneath the site of Crossrail's Liverpool Street station, including the foundations of Broad Street railway station; the former Bedlam burial ground; Moorfields marsh; a Roman road and the Walbrook, one of London’s lost rivers. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/archaeology/liverpool-street http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Archaeology: Great Plague DNA identified
 
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Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague. The discovery comes following a year-long study of skeletons found in a mass grave within the New Churchyard, the burial ground excavated by Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) during construction of the new Elizabeth line station at Liverpool Street in 2015. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/dna-of-bacteria-responsible-for-london-great-plague-of-1665-identified-for-first-time http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/archaeology/liverpool-street/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/archaeology/
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Crossrail Health & Safety Impact Series: Gary's story
 
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The Crossrail Health and Safety team has produced six short films designed to encourage a focus on some of the health impacts and safety risks that construction workers face. The films underline the importance of safety and health during construction and fit-out of the new railway and can be used by construction companies, whether large or small. Each film uses a different fictional scenario to depict realistic situations, which could happen, when basic health and safety controls are not followed. Designed for impact and to leave a lasting memory, the films encourage safe and responsible behaviour focusing on mental health, exposure to dust, hot works, working at height, working near electricity and machinery. They illustrate situations which can be used as part of a highly focused approach or for more general campaigns. Mental health is an area that has significant stigma associated with it. One in four people suffer with mental health issues in any given year and the suicide rate in the construction industry greatly exceeds that in wider society. The film illustrates how people you see every day can be suffering in silence, how it’s important to be aware and understand mental health issues and how showing that you care about the health of your colleagues by listening and offering support can make a real difference. The short film is shown below and is accompanied by discussion notes that will help the viewer understand the risk. For more information visit: http://learninglegacy.crossrail.co.uk/learning-legacy-themes/health-and-safety/health-and-safety-improvement/health-safety-impact-videos/
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Crossrail Sustainability: Sea wall breach at Wallasea Island
 
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A landmark environmental project made possible due to a unique partnership between Crossrail and the RSPB reached a significant milestone this weekend. Wallasea Island Wild Coast project, located eight miles north of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, aims to transform 670 hectares of farmland, an area about 2.5 times the size of the City of London, back into the coastal marshland it once was some 400 years ago. Over three million tonnes of excavated material from Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, Crossrail, has been used to raise part of the island by an average of 1.5m, creating lagoons and other wildlife-friendly features and protecting these areas with new sea-walls. This weekend, the first phase of the project was completed when the new sea walls of ‘Cell 1’ were successfully breached to allow for tidal flow into the marshland. Four hundred years ago there were 30,000 hectares of intertidal saltmarsh along the Essex coast. Now there are just 2,500 hectares. Intertidal saltmarsh is a crucial wildlife habitat for a wide variety of plants, invertebrates and birds, and acts as an effective sea defence for local communities. Wetland restoration began on Wallasea in 2006 when sea walls were breached on the northern edge of the island. By 2025, the RSPB’s Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project plans to have created 148 hectares of mudflats, 192 hectares of saltmarsh, and 76 acres of shallow saline lagoons. Around eight miles of coastal walks and cycle routes will allow people to get closer to the island’s spectacular wildlife. Find out more about Crossrail's involvement in the Wallasea Island project here: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/sea-wall-breach-marks-significant-step-in-ground-breaking-uk-conservation-project
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Moving Ahead, March 2016: Crossrail’s quarterly update
 
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Welcome to the March 2016 edition of Moving Ahead. This project update is issued four times a year to keep you informed of the progress on the Crossrail project. Visit the Crossrail website for more information: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/quart...
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Crossrail railway systems: Platform screen doors installation trial
 
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Crossrail is focussed on the complex task of fitting out the new tunnels and stations with the necessary infrastructure and railway systems to enable TfL-run services to commence through central London and Docklands in December 2018. This includes the installation of track, tunnel ventilation, high voltage power, traction power, signalling, communications and overhead line equipment. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/
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Moving Ahead May 2018: Crossrail's quarterly update
 
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Welcome to the May 2018 edition of Moving Ahead. This update is issued to keep you informed about progress on the Crossrail project. Download Moving Ahead, May 2018: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/quarterly-crossrail-update/
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Crossrail Railway Systems: First permanent tracks laid in the Crossrail tunnels
 
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Crossrail is now focussed on the complex task of fitting out the new tunnels and stations with the necessary infrastructure and railway systems to enable TfL-run services to commence through central London and Docklands in December 2018. This includes the installation of track, tunnel ventilation, high voltage power, traction power, signalling, communications and overhead line equipment. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/
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Meet Crossrail's giant tunnelling machines
 
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Crossrail will use eight tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to construct the new tunnels under London. These huge machines will work 24 hours a day beneath the streets of London, excavating large volumes of ground and erecting the concrete tunnel lining. Each machine has a rotating cutter head at the front, and a series of trailers behind, housing all the mechanical and electrical equipment required for the excavation of material. To construct the 42km of tunnel required for Crossrail the tunnel boring machines will undertake ten individual tunnel drives to construct the 6.2m diameter rail tunnels. Each TBM weighs approximately 1000 tonnes and will be up to 140m in length with an external diameter of 7.1m. This allows for an inside tunnel diameter of 6.2m once the concrete tunnel segments are in place. Each TBM will be operated by a 'tunnel gang' comprising of around twenty people - twelve people on the TBM itself and eight people working from the rear of the machine to above ground. To find out more about our tunnel boring machines visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/tunnelling/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Railway Systems: Track installation between Royal Oak Portal and Bond Street
 
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This video highlights the latest fit-out activity underway in the tunnels between Royal Oak Portal and Bond Street. To support permanent track installation in the west, a concrete shuttle is used to transport concrete from a temporary railhead at Westbourne Park. Pre-mixed fibre reinforced concrete from the batching plant is loaded onto the shuttle, delivered into the tunnels and pumped into place. A fleet of customised machinery is supporting the fit-out of the tunnels. These works are part of Crossrail’s railway systems activity to fit-out the tunnels, stations, shafts and portals with the vital infrastructure ahead of TfL-run Elizabeth line services operating through central London from 2018. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Archaeology: Brunel's railway heritage uncovered
 
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Victorian-era rail infrastructure excavated near Paddington as part of the UK’s largest archaeological programme. Engineering marvels of the Great Western Railway are uncovered for the first time in more than 100 years. Remains of structures built by celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel for his Great Western Railway have been unearthed near Paddington in west London. Newly excavated by Crossrail as part of the UK’s largest archaeological programme, findings include foundations of a 200 metre long engine shed, a workshop and turntables. The structures were used for Brunel’s famous broad-gauge railway, which first ran steam trains through the area in 1838. The Crossrail archaeology team is documenting the remains using laser scans, creating 3D models of the buildings which date from the 1850s and were levelled in 1906 to make way for a goods storage yard. These records will help historians understand the early development of railways in the UK and the methods of Brunel, widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest engineers. Jay Carver, Crossrail’s Lead Archaeologist said: “Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway is the most complete early mainline railway in the world. Whenever we expose parts of the original infrastructure it is vital to record these for posterity and the history of rail in this country. Using the latest 3D scan technology provides a permanent and accurate model Brunel’s distinctive architectural legacy.” The remains were found on a construction site known as Paddington New Yard, to the east of Westbourne Park Tube station. From 2018 the area will accommodate Crossrail tracks, turn-back sidings, an elevated bus deck and cement factory, which had to be temporarily relocated to accommodate the building of Crossrail. The works at Paddington New Yard are being undertaken by Costain. The engine shed shows evidence of the change from 7 foot wide broad-gauge train tracks used by Brunel’s Great Western Railway, to the standard gauge tracks prescribed in an Act of Parliament in 1846 and widely implemented by the 1860s. Brunel initially resisted this change in the so-called ‘Gauge Wars’. To date, Crossrail’s archaeology programme has discovered over 10,000 items spanning 55 million years of London’s history across 40 construction sites. Notable finds include Roman remains, plague pits, the Bedlam hospital burial grounds and a Tudor manor house. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/crossrail-uncovers-brunels-railway-heritage http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/archaeology/archaeology-exhibition-bison-to-bedlam/coming-of-the-railway http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail stations: Delivering your new Tottenham Court Road station
 
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Located in the heart of the West End, Tottenham Court Road is undergoing a major transformation. The Crossrail project is delivering a new underground station and ticket hall at Dean Street in Soho and a second integrated ticket hall below St Giles Circus on Oxford Street. When complete, Tottenham Court Road will be one of London’s busiest stations, offering an interchange between the Northern, Central and Elizabeth line services with more than 200,000 passengers passing through the station every day. Find out more about the new station: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/tottenham-court-road/
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Behind the hoardings: Crossrail Tottenham Court Road station
 
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Crossrail is working alongside TfL on a £1bn transformation of Tottenham Court Road Station, the biggest transport investment in the West End for decades. Built over 100 years ago as two separate tube stations, Tottenham Court Road was not designed to cope with the almost 150,000 passenger journeys that are now made through the station every day. With the expected rise in passenger numbers interchanging between London Underground services and Crossrail in 2018, the existing station is being upgraded to meet the expected rise in demand for this key central London station for years to come. Alongside the upgrade of the existing tube station, Crossrail is building a new station the length of three football pitches four storeys underground. A new street level ticket hall will be constructed at Dean Street, with the station box continuing five levels below ground at a depth of around 25m, providing access to the new Crossrail platforms. Find out more at: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/tottenham-court-road/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail: Delivering your new Farringdon station
 
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When the Elizabeth line opens in 2018 Farringdon station will be one of the busiest in the UK, connecting with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide links with outer London, the home counties, the City, Canary Wharf and three of London’s five airports. Find out more about your new station, opening in December 2018: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/farringdon/
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Crossrail Health & Safety Impact Series: Barry's story
 
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Health and safety management is critical to the success of the Crossrail Programme and we will aspire to build Crossrail in a way that achieves zero harm across the Programme. Crossrail is committed to health and safety across all its sites, its workforce and extends to anyone who lives or works around them. Crossrail has worked collaboratively with contractors to produce a number of guidance videos, documents and communications, designed to help enhance safety across our worksites. The premise of this film is that you are responsible for your own health and safety. If you take dangerous short cuts, you may as well be hurting yourself. Barry is in the end pushing himself off the platform by his own actions. For more information about Crossrail's approach to Health and Safety visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/health-and-safety
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Crossrail: Delivering your new Paddington station
 
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Paddington station is undergoing the most significant transformation since the completion of the original building in 1853. A busy terminus for local, regional and international passengers, the opening of the new station in December 2018 will increase capacity at this major interchange. Built to the south of Brunel’s iconic 19th Century station, directly below Eastbourne Terrace and Departures Road, the new station spans three levels with two entrances into the station via a new pedestrianised public realm. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/paddington/
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Crossrail engineering: Over 1 mile of escalators now installed on the Elizabeth line
 
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Crossrail is installing 81 new escalators into the Elizabeth line, which will be used by over 200 million people when the railway opens in December 2018. Over half have now been installed, stretching to over 1 mile long. The new timelapse footage shows escalators being installed at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Liverpool Street.
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Crossrail tunnelling: Drone's eye view of Crossrail's completed rail tunnels
 
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Crossrail’s tunnelling marathon under London is now complete. Crossrail tunnelling began in the summer of 2012 and ended at Farringdon with the breakthrough of tunnelling machine Victoria. Eight 1,000 tonne tunnelling machines have bored 26 miles or 42 km of new 6.2m diameter rail tunnels under London. Take a fly-through tour of our tunnels in this video, filmed using a combination of drone and GoPro cameras. http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/prime-minister-and-mayor-of-london-celebrate-completion-of-crossrails-tunnelling-marathon
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Crossrail design line: stations, art and public space on the Elizabeth line
 
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This short animation was produced for Crossrail's Design line exhibition at London Transport Museum. The video gives future passengers a first look at five of the new Elizabeth line stations being constructed by Crossrail Ltd. The animation allows you to experience the journey from street to platform at five Elizabeth line stations currently under construction - Abbey Wood, Woolwich, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Paddington. World class design is at the heart of the Crossrail programme, from the start of planning and construction through to the operational railway. As the project approaches 75 per cent complete, this wonderful exhibition and new book will give passengers a glimpse of the incredible architecture and engineering design, public spaces and exciting works of art that will welcome them when the Elizabeth line opens in 2018. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/design/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Railway Systems: Concreting train arrives at Plumstead
 
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Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, has welcomed a 465 metre long concreting train which will help fit-out the Crossrail tunnels with concrete to enable tracks to be laid. The train’s arrival at the Plumstead railhead in southeast London heralds the next major stage for the project following the end of tunnelling. The bright yellow train – which was refurbished and brought to the UK from France via the Channel Tunnel, is as long as four football pitches when fully assembled and is a self-contained concrete batching factory on wheels. It is expected to reach a peak production pour rate of 250 metres per day. Simon Wright, Crossrail Programme Director said: “Crossrail is being delivered on time and within budget. Following the completion of Crossrail’s 26-mile tunnelling marathon, our focus has shifted to the fit-out of the tunnels and stations. The arrival of the concreting train at Plumstead - the logistical nerve centre for this phase of Crossrail’s delivery - will bring us another step towards the completion of this major new railway for London and the South East.” The train will be used in the fit-out of Crossrail’s standard track slab along the Crossrail route from Plumstead and will enter service in September 2015. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/from-tunnelling-to-tracks-crossrail-marks-the-arrival-of-465-metre-long-concreting-train
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Crossrail Sustainability: The journey of London clay
 
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Join our Head of Logistics Greg Limna as he takes you on the journey of Crossrail's excavated material. The last shipment of excavated material donated by Crossrail to one of Europe’s largest nature reserves has arrived at Wallasea Island in Essex. In a landmark partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), 3 million tonnes of material excavated from deep below the capital is being used to create a flagship wetland nature reserve twice the size the City of London, and one of the UK’s most innovative flood defence systems. The delivery marks an important countdown for Crossrail and the RSPB. With over 40km out of 42km tunnels complete, Crossrail is on track to link all its rail tunnels with the big east/west breakthrough at Farringdon. At Wallasea, the last load of excavated material will be used to complete the first area of the reserve and allow the sea wall to be breached and controlled flooding to take place this summer. A total of over 6 million tonnes of material will be excavated by the Crossrail project – enough to fill Wembley stadium 3 times. 99% of the material has been reused or recycled with half being donated to the RSPB for Wallasea and the remainder used for agricultural land and recreational facilities. Nearly 80% of Crossrail’s excavated material has been transported by train and ship on a tonne per kilometre basis, removing 150,000 lorries off the streets of London. Excavated material from Crossrail’s stations was transported to the Docklands Transfer Site at Barking Riverside before being shipped to Wallasea. Material from Crossrail’s western tunnels was transported by rail from Westbourne Park to Northfleet in Kent before being shipped to Wallasea. The Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project is using excavated material from Crossrail’s tunnels to re-profile the land to allow for a mosaic of lagoons and raised islands once the sea wall is breached later this year. It will transform 670 hectares of farmland back into coastal marshland as it was 400 years ago. It will provide a thriving wetland for tens of thousands of migratory birds and help to combat future impacts of climate change on people and wildlife including coastal flooding. The RSPB will require more than 10 million tonnes of excavated material to create the reserve and is currently seeking partners to provide the remaining 7 million tonnes. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/
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Crossrail Archaeology: 18th century finds uncovered at Bedlam
 
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Crossrail is undertaking a large-scale excavation at Liverpool Street. Archaeologists are working to unearth up to 3,000 skeletons from the Post-Medieval Bedlam burial ground and parts of the Roman suburbs. There are 2,000 years of history buried beneath the site of Crossrail's Liverpool Street station, including the foundations of Broad Street railway station; the former Bedlam burial ground; Moorfields marsh; a Roman road and the Walbrook, one of London’s lost rivers. A gold 400 reis coin from the reign of King John V of Portugal (1706-1750). The coin was found in a cesspit fill on Thursday 12 March by one of the Museum of London Archaeology team. The cesspit also contained c. late 17th to late 18th century pottery. In this short video, Museum of London Archaeologist Rob Hartle explains what else he found whilst excavating the cesspit. http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/archaeology/liverpool-street http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail milestone: Mayor makes first station to station journey as project reaches 75% complete
 
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The Mayor of London visited the Crossrail project at Custom House today to mark the construction programme reaching the 75 per cent complete milestone. He boarded a construction train to make the first station-to-station journey from the new Elizabeth line station at Custom House to Canary Wharf and met a number of engineers and apprentices working on Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Half of the permanent track on the line has now been laid, and nearly all of the platform structures, which will give step-free access to the 200m long trains at all of the 10 new stations, have also been built. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/sadiq-khan-rides-elizabeth-line-route-to-mark-crossrail-reaching-75-per-cent-complete http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail railway systems: Elizabeth line permanent track installation complete
 
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The completion of the permanent track is a significant milestone in the delivery of the Elizabeth line. More than 50km of new, permanent track has been installed between Westbourne Park in west London and through to Plumstead and Pudding Mill Lane in the east. The final section of track was completed in the eastbound tunnel of the new Whitechapel station earlier this summer. The Crossrail programme - Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, is now over 85% complete. With just over a year to go until the new Elizabeth line railway opens in December 2018, the programme is running on time and on schedule to be delivered within its £14.8bn budget. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/
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Crossrail Railway Systems: Fitting out the railway
 
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Crossrail is focussed on the complex task of fitting out the new tunnels and stations with the necessary infrastructure and railway systems to enable TfL-run services to commence through central London and Docklands in December 2018. This includes the installation of track, tunnel ventilation, high voltage power, traction power, signalling, communications and overhead line equipment. This short animation gives a detailed overview of this work, focussing on the fleet of bespoke machines that Crossrail are using. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Timelapse - Fisher Street shaft completion
 
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Crossrail has completed construction of an emergency access shaft in Holborn almost nine months ahead of schedule. Crossrail's western tunnels contractor BAM, Ferrovial, Kier (BFK) and their subcontractor Barhale, has been excavating and lining a 15m diameter emergency access shaft in Holborn; known as the Fisher Street shaft. The shaft will be used to support tunnelling works to build a large crossover tunnel below Red Lion Square at Holborn, which will allow trains to transfer from one running tunnel to another. It was completed nine months ahead of the August 2014 scheduled end date due to re-sequencing the works that allowed for the early completion of permanent waterproofing and concrete lining of the shaft. In total 7,000m3 of material was excavated as the shaft was dug and lined. Crossrail worked with UK Power Networks to relocate electricity substation equipment, a requirement before tunnel boring machines Phyllis and Ada could pass under Holborn on their journey between Royal Oak and Farringdon. The partnership saw UK Power Networks perform a difficult project in a tight and congested corner of London as they relocated their switchgear equipment. Find out more about Crossrail's work at Fisher Street here: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/fisher-street-shaft-completed-ahead-of-schedule http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Platform for Design: Woolwich station
 
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The new Elizabeth line station will help to transform Woolwich, supporting regeneration, reducing journey times and creating new transport links for local people. From 2018, up to 12 services an hour will allow passengers to travel to Canary Wharf, the City and the West End without having to change trains. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/woolwich-station
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Railway systems: Installing floating track beneath the Barbican
 
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Crossrail is now focussed on the complex task of fitting out the new tunnels and stations with the necessary infrastructure and railway systems to enable TfL-run services to commence through central London and Docklands in December 2018. This includes the installation of track, tunnel ventilation, high voltage power, traction power, signalling, communications and overhead line equipment. Floating track slab (heavy) will be used in the Farringdon area due to the close proximity of the Barbican. It sits on heavy duty springs. A total of 1.34 km of floating track slab (heavy) will be installed on Crossrail. Due to the extra depth added by the spring base of the floating track, a shallower sleeper is needed. To ensure that the shallower sleeper remains durable and effectively minimises noise and vibration, an incredibly dense concrete called Magnadense is used. Magnadense is over twice as dense as normal concrete due to its natural iron ore content. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Behind the hoardings: Constructing Crossrail's eastern running tunnels, October 2014
 
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Tunnel machine Ellie has started her 900 metre journey from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, towards Victoria Dock Portal in east London. Over the next three months the 1,000 tonne machine, named after four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE, will complete one of Crossrail’s shortest but most complex tunnels, in close proximity to the Jubilee line, Docklands Light Railway, River Thames and River Lea. The drive will complete tunnelling on Crossrail’s southeast spur, which stretches from Stepney Green to Abbey Wood. Ellie’s sister tunnelling machine, Jessica, completed the first of the two twin-tunnels from Limmo to Victoria Dock earlier this summer. Ellie has already successfully completed a tunnel from Pudding Mill Lane, near Stratford, to Stepney Green. The tunnel machine is 150 metres long and 7.1 metres in diameter and is staffed by teams of 20 people. The concrete and steel tunnel segments are made in Chatham, Kent and transported to Limmo by river barge. Joint Venture Dragados Sisk is constructing the eastern tunnels between Pudding Mill Lane and Stepney Green, Limmo Peninsula and Farringdon, and Victoria Dock Portal and Limmo. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Health & Safety Impact Series: Jenny's story
 
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The Crossrail Health and Safety team has produced six short films designed to encourage a focus on some of the health impacts and safety risks that construction workers face. The films underline the importance of safety and health during construction and fit-out of the new railway and can be used by construction companies, whether large or small. Each film uses a different fictional scenario to depict realistic situations, which could happen, when basic health and safety controls are not followed. Designed for impact and to leave a lasting memory, the films encourage safe and responsible behaviour focusing on mental health, exposure to dust, hot works, working at height, working near electricity and machinery. They illustrate situations which can be used as part of a highly focused approach or for more general campaigns. This film highlights the fact that the unseen health impact of day to day exposure can, in the long run, be much more serious and debilitating than the more obvious health and safety failures. It explores how easy it is to dismiss them at the time and how, by the time the impact is felt it’s too late to do anything about it. For more information visit: http://learninglegacy.crossrail.co.uk/learning-legacy-themes/health-and-safety/health-and-safety-improvement/health-safety-impact-videos/
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Crossrail Apprentices: Katie Kelleher, Lifting Technician at Tottenham Court Road station
 
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Crossrail apprentice Katie Kelleher explains what it's like to be an Apprentice Lifting Technician at Crossrail's Tottenham Court Road station. Crossrail has surpassed its target of creating 400 apprenticeships, with over 550 recruited so far. The apprentices have been trained in a range of professions from civil engineering and construction to accountancy, quantity surveying to business administration. Since April 2009, Crossrail, TfL, London Transport Museum and their supply chains have created over 6,000 apprenticeships. The roles have enabled people to gain recognised qualifications, essential skills and valuable experience working on some London’s vital and high profile projects, all whilst earning a minimum of at least the London Living Wage. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/careers/apprenticeship-programme/
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Crossrail railway improvements: Final stage of huge Stockley Flyover opens
 
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A new flyover has been installed at the junction to Heathrow in west London to add capacity to this busy section of the railway. This consists of a new bridge to carry the trains coming from Heathrow over the Great Western main line leading to a viaduct and two ramps to link in with the tracks heading into Paddington. At 120m long, the 1,000 tonne bridge is the largest single span rail bridge to have been installed anywhere to the west of London since the days of Brunel and the whole structure stretches to more than a mile in length. Around 750 trains will use the flyover every week, increasing capacity at the busy junction to Heathrow. From May 2019, Elizabeth line trains will provide a direct link between the airport and a number of central London locations including the west end, the City and Canary Wharf. Find out more here: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Engineers: Olivia Perkins, Tunnel Engineer
 
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Tunnel engineer Olivia Perkins gives a tour of Crossrail's Tottenham Court Road site and explains what it's like working on Europe's largest infrastructure project. To find out more about tunnel engineer Olivia Perkins, visit the #TeamCrossrail blog: http://crossrail.tumblr.com/post/104675551377/teamcrossrail-blog-olivia-perkins-tunnel For more information about the Crossrail project visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/tottenham-court-road/
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Platform for design: Paddington station
 
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Paddington station is undergoing the most significant transformation since the completion of the original building in 1853. A busy terminus for local, regional and international passengers, the opening of the new station in December 2018 will increase capacity at this major interchange. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/paddington/
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Crossrail Railway Systems: Drilling rig begins operation in the Crossrail tunnels
 
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A state-of-the-art drilling rig will move through the tunnels drilling more than 250,000 holes in the tunnel lining. The first machine drills all the holes that will accommodate brackets for cabling, walkways and fire mains while the second machine will focus on the holes for overhead electricity line which will power the new Crossrail trains. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/meet-the-fleet
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Crossrail completes major part of Connaught Tunnel refurbishment
 
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Crossrail's "race against the clock" to complete a key part of its work to the Victorian Connaught Tunnel in east London has been completed ahead of schedule. Earlier in the year, dam wells were installed in a section of the Royal Docks that runs above the tunnel to allow Crossrail workers to access the tunnel from above. However, the dam had to be removed by the first week of September to allow ships to pass through the dock ahead of a trade exhibition at ExCel London. Following three months of work around the clock, the work has now been completed, the dam walls have been removed and the dock has been re-opened. For more information about our works to restore the Connaught Tunnel visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/breathing-new-life-into-the-connaught-tunnel/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Tunnelling: TBM Elizabeth breaks through into Liverpool Street
 
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Tunnel machine Elizabeth, named after HM The Queen, successfully broke in to the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station this morning. The breakthrough, 40m beneath the City of London, is part of Crossrail’s longest tunnel drive, 8.3km from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, to Farringdon. Elizabeth now has 750m of tunnel to bore, before arriving at her final destination at Farringdon station. Elizabeth will finish her tunnel drive and link all Crossrail tunnels for the first time with the big east/west breakthrough at Farringdon in the spring. Her sister machine Victoria will arrive at Farringdon a few weeks later. On completion, a total of 42km of tunnel will have been bored as part of Europe’s largest infrastructure project. 40km out of 42km have now been constructed. Elizabeth and Victoria each weigh 1,000 tonnes, are 150m long and over seven metres in diameter. They are the last of eight Crossrail tunnel machines to have carved a route beneath London linking the West End, the City, Canary Wharf and southeast London. Crossrail will boost the capital’s rail capacity by 10%, bringing an additional 1.5m people with 45 minutes commute of central London. Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail Chief Executive said: “We are now on the final countdown to the big east/west breakthrough at Farringdon, which will link all of Crossrail’s tunnels for the first time. This is a phenomenal feat of civil engineering that London can be justifiably proud of. The next challenge is to implement railway systems across the route, keeping the project on time and within budget.” Liverpool Street is one of 10 new Crossrail stations being built in central and southeast London. When the TfL-run Crossrail service is fully open in 2019, it will give commuters easy access to destinations across London and the South East including Canary Wharf and Heathrow. The station will be located between London Underground’s existing Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations, with connections to both. On 31 May this year rail services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield will join the TfL transport network. This will be the first phase of the introduction of Crossrail, which will be fully integrated with TfL services. Joint Venture Dragados Sisk is constructing the eastern tunnels between Pudding Mill Lane and Stepney Green, Limmo Peninsula and Farringdon, and Victoria Dock Portal and Limmo. The station tunnels at Liverpool Street have been built by a joint venture comprising Balfour Beatty, BeMo Tunnelling, Morgan Sindall and Vinci Construction. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/elizabeth-arrives-in-the-city http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/
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Moving Ahead, October 2017: Crossrail's quarterly update
 
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Welcome to the October 2017 edition of Moving Ahead. This project update is issued four times a year to keep you informed about progress on the Crossrail project. Download Moving Ahead, October 2017: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/quarterly-crossrail-update/ JOIN OUR MAILING LIST Sign up to our mailing list to receive this update by email: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/contact-us/
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Crossrail Tunnelling: 360° video of locomotive journey through tunnel
 
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This interactive 360° video was shot from the front of one of Crossrail’s construction locomotives as it journeyed from Stepney Green cavern to Farringdon. The construction locomotives are used to carry people and materials through the tunnels. This gives passengers a unique opportunity to explore Crossrail’s recently completed tunnels 40 metres below their feet. The viewer can move the screen to look back at the driver or around the tunnels, cross passages and enlarged platform tunnels at Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Crossrail stations. This 360° video shows the completed tunnels, shortly before work to install the railway began. Watch this video on the latest version of Chrome or Firefox on desktop or laptop and use your mouse or the control panel in the top left hand corner to scroll around the image. On mobile or tablet devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app for Android or iOS and scroll around the video using your touch screen, or by moving the device left, right, up or down. Crossrail tunnelling completed in May 2015 - eight 1,000 tonne tunnelling machines spent three years creating 42km or 26 miles of new 6.2 metre diameter rail tunnels under London. The tunnels weave their way between existing underground lines, sewers, utility tunnels and building foundations from station to station at depths of up to 42 metres. Crossrail construction commenced in 2009 at Canary Wharf and is now over 65% complete. Services through central London will commence in 2018. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/
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Crossrail Tunnelling: Phyllis completes 6.8 kilometre tunnel drive to Farringdon
 
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Crossrail has completed the construction of the first of its new train tunnels under London. It comes as Crossrail's tunnelling machines reach the 13 mile point in their 26 mile marathon tunnel build. Crossrail tunnelling machine Phyllis has finished the project's first train tunnel, 17 months after commencing her 4.2 mile (6.8 km) journey from Royal Oak in west London and Farringdon in central London. Phyllis and six other Crossrail tunnelling machines have collectively passed the 13 mile mark (21.4 km) of their 26 mile marathon to build major new train tunnels under London as part of works to deliver the most significant addition to London's transport in a generation. Phyllis' sister machine, Ada, is in the Holborn area and is due to complete tunnelling during the winter while another six machines will finish tunnelling next year. Phyllis is the first tunnelling machines to complete her tunnel construction with another three 1,000 tonne, 150 metre long tunnelling machines due to complete tunnelling at Farringdon in the coming year. Farringdon station will be at the heart of London's rail network, becoming one of the UK's busiest rail stations linking north, south, east and west London and three of London's major airports. More than 140 trains an hour will pass through the station including 24 Crossrail trains an hour in each direction, during peak times. More than 150,000 passengers a day will use Farringdon station after Crossrail opens and they will be able to travel to Tottenham Court Road in three minutes, Heathrow in just over 30 minutes and Canary Wharf in nine minutes. When Crossrail opens in 2018, it will transform train travel across London and the south east, delivering faster journey times, boosting London's rail capacity by 10% and bringing an additional 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes travel of the capital's major business centres. Over 200 million passengers will travel on Crossrail each year. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/crossrail-reveals-first-completed-train-tunnel http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Behind the Hoardings: Constructing Whitechapel station platform tunnels
 
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Whitechapel is one of Crossrail’s most ambitious new stations but it is also one of the most challenging, with a raft of improvements being delivered in a tightly constrained and highly populated area. Over the past three years, a team of around 250 people have been working 24/7 to create around 1 kilometre of new platforms and passageways for the new station. The work being carried out here is hugely impressive and will deliver massive benefits to the area, driving economic growth and regeneration for years to come. When Crossrail opens in 2018, up to 24 Crossrail trains per hour will operate in each direction between Paddington and Whitechapel during peak times, in addition to the existing London Underground and London Overground services. The new Crossrail services will help ease overcrowding on existing rail services and will support economic growth in the surrounding area, as Whitechapel becomes an important interchange on the Crossrail route. Journey times from Whitechapel to Heathrow Airport will be only 39 minutes, whilst Whitechapel to Canary Wharf will be reduced to just 3 minutes. For more information about our works at Whitechapel, visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/whitechapel/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Tunnelling: TBM Victoria breaks through into Stepney Green cavern
 
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Crossrail reached another important milestone on 30th January 2014 when 1,000 tonne tunnel boring machine Victoria broke into one of Europe's largest mined caverns, 40 metres below Stepney Green in east London. Victoria, along with her sister machine Elizabeth, is constructing the longest tunnel drive on the Crossrail project, from Limmo Peninsula near Canning Town to Farringdon, a distance of 8.3 kilometres (5.16 miles). Crossrail assistant engineering manager David McIntyre talks us through the progress of TBM Victoria.
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Crossrail Route: Driver's eye view of journey from Custom House to Canary Wharf station
 
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Take a cab ride onboard one of Crossrail's construction locomotives as it travels from the new Elizabeth line station at Custom House to Canary Wharf. Half of the permanent track on the line has now been laid, and nearly all of the platform structures, which will give step-free access to the 200m long trains at all of the 10 new stations, have also been built. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/sadiq-khan-rides-elizabeth-line-route-to-mark-crossrail-reaching-75-per-cent-complete
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Behind the hoardings: Crossrail Connaught Tunnel
 
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To deliver the Crossrail branch to Abbey Wood, a major proportion of the construction work involves reusing disused rail infrastructure including the Connaught Tunnel on the former North London Line branch to North Woolwich and disused National Rail tracks to Custom House - which both closed to passenger traffic in December 2006. The history of the Connaught Tunnel dates back to 1878. It allowed the railway to be diverted under the Connaught Passage, a water link which connected the Victoria and Albert Docks. The Connaught Tunnel is around 550 metres long and runs between Royal Victoria Dock and Royal Albert Dock close to London City Airport. We will be enlarging the existing tunnel so that it can accommodate Crossrail trains and overhead line equipment. Find out more about our work at Connaught Tunnel here: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/breathing-new-life-into-the-connaught-tunnel/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Health & Safety Impact Series: Bryan's story
 
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Health and safety management is critical to the success of the Crossrail Programme and we will aspire to build Crossrail in a way that achieves zero harm across the Programme. Crossrail is committed to health and safety across all its sites, its workforce and extends to anyone who lives or works around them. Crossrail has worked collaboratively with contractors to produce a number of guidance videos, documents and communications, designed to help enhance safety across our worksites. The premise of this film is that you are not just responsible for yourself and it's important that you make the right decisions, however difficult they may seem at the time. For more information about Crossrail's approach to Health and Safety visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/sustainability/health-and-safety/
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Crossrail archaeology: Bedlam dig begins at Liverpool Street station
 
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Archaeologists have started excavating around 3,000 skeletons from the Bedlam burial ground at Liverpool Street in the City of London. The excavation will allow construction of the eastern entrance of the new Liverpool Street Crossrail station. A team of 60 archaeologists will work in shifts, six days a week to remove skeletons and carefully record evidence for what may prove to be, in archaeology terms, London’s most valuable 16th and 17th-century cemetery site. The excavation is being undertaken by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) on behalf of Crossrail. Jay Carver, Crossrail Lead Archaeologist said: “This excavation presents a unique opportunity to understand the lives and deaths of 16th and 17th century Londoners. The Bedlam burial ground spans a fascinating phase of London’s history, including the transition from the Tudor-period City into cosmopolitan early-modern London. This is probably the first time a sample of this size from this time period has been available for archaeologists to study in London. The Bedlam burial ground was used by a hugely diverse population from right across the social spectrum and from different areas of the City.” For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/bedlam-dig-begins-at-liverpool-street http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
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Crossrail Engineering: Station platform construction
 
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Crossrail's Chief Engineer gives an overview of the work to construct the new platforms under central London. For more information visit: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/railway-systems/ http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/
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