Who is constructing Crossrail?

Who is constructing Crossrail?

Crossrail Limited, established in 2001, is the company that has been set up to build the new railway that will become known as the Elizabeth line when it opens through central London. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL) and is jointly sponsored by TfL and the Department for Transport (DfT).

How was Crossrail project managed?

Crossrail adopted an industry leading approach to quality management across the project. Crossrail worked with its supply chain to benchmark and then achieve significant improvement across the stations and tunnelling contracts.

Is Plumstead on Crossrail?

Plumstead is the rail head and base for engineering trains that are completing the Crossrail tunnel fit out. A new TFL maintenance depot is being built along with offices and railway sidings for the new Crossrail trains.

Will Crossrail be on oyster?

TfL announced that Crossrail pay-as-you-go fares will be the same as Oyster or contactless pay-as-you-go fares. So, in short, Crossrail is no more expensive (or cheaper) than the tube if you’re using it to whizz around London.

Who is the project representative for Crossrail UK?

In April 2009, the DfT confirmed that it had appointed Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd as the Project Representative for Crossrail. The Project Representative would provide oversight support to the project sponsors (DfT and TfL) to ensure that Crossrail would deliver the project on schedule, within budget and to the agreed standard.

When was Royal Oak Tunnel built for Crossrail?

Construction of Royal Oak Portal, the first of the five new tunnel portals to be built for Crossrail, commenced in January 2010 and was completed in September 2011. These portal structures were also the entry or exit point for the TBMs used to construct the new twin-bore tunnels.

How much material was used to build Crossrail?

Crossrail’s eight tunnelling machines excavated a total of 3.4 million tonnes of material. A total of 7 million tonnes of material was excavated during the construction of Crossrail, 98% of all excavated material was re-used.

When did CRL get powers to build Crossrail?

The Order, which transferred to CRL the powers to gain the necessary consents and build the railway, was made under the powers of the Crossrail Act which gained Royal Assent in July 2008. CRL now changed from a planning and promotional organisation to the Delivery Agent for the new railway.