Now that Crossrail is 75 per cent complete (issue 146, December 2016), thoughts are turning to what comes next. Crossrail 2 is more than just a possibility. Transport for London has appointed Michèle Dix as managing director for the project, reporting directly to TfL Commissioner Mike Brown. Based at 55 Broadway, the iconic former London […]
The Stockholm Citybanan (City Line) is a new commuter railway tunnel currently under construction beneath central Stockholm, which will be used for the Swedish capital’s commuter rail service. Writes Collin Carr The line will be six kilometres long, double track and electrified, and will run between Tomteboda and Stockholm South (Stockholms södra) station. Also included in […]
Crossrail’s operations director, Howard Smith, talks to Marc Johnson about where the project is going in 2014. Crossrail is a project in transition. As 2014 moves further forward, there will be fewer and fewer photographs of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) breaking into station boxes and ministers surveying completed tunnels. By the end of the year tunnelling will […]
This, to the surprise of many, was issued on New Year’s Eve: “London Underground (LU) and Bombardier Transportation today announced that the signalling contract for the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines (Sub Surface lines) will be re-let by LU following discussions between the two companies…” Writes Grahame Taylor We live in an […]
Cities that invested in the construction of a new metro system in recent years encountered both advantages and drawbacks compared to cities that built systems a hundred or so years ago. Metro systems of old still needed to dig tunnels in city centres but the disruption to everyday life did not have the constraints put [...]
A political delegation including Danny Alexander and Lord Deighton has toured Crossrail's first completed rail tunnel between Royal Oak and Farringdon. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Infrastructure Minister Lord Deighton and Deputy Mayor...
Martin Barlow, Carillion’s Senior Construction Manager on the Canal Tunnels project at Thameslink has praised the work of young apprentices Ashley Edwards, 18, Jason Platford, 17 and Jake Caddie, 17. ‘The most important quality I look for in trainees is good time keeping and taking a real interest in what you are doing – and [...]