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Whiteboard Train – Liverpool Street Platform Extensions Micro-report

The Whiteboard Train was a collaborative and industry leading exercise to allow project engineers unhindered access to assess infrastructure and the line of the route ahead of the platform extensions project taking place...

Jon Bradley 20/04/2021
Strain monitoring using embedded distributed fibre optic sensors in a sprayed concrete tunnel lining during the excavation of cross-passages Technical Paper

The Crossrail project is currently the largest construction undertaking in Europe. It includes ten new rail stations, six of which are under central London, and 42 km of new rail tunnels weaving through the U.K. capita...

N de Battista, Mohammed Elshafie, Kenichi Soga, G Hazelden, Y S Hsu 18/02/2021
Benefits of Contractor Prototyping: GFRC Cladding on Crossrail Journal Publication

Extensive prototyping was carried out during the design and delivery of the Elizabeth line for the line-wide architectural components. Previous papers have covered the process of client prototyping and its key benefits. ...

Jim Abatti, Jorrin ten Have 03/12/2020
Digitisation of Signalling and Train Test Log Observations Micro-report

At the beginning of the Testing and Commissioning phase Crossrail anticipated 6 months of Dynamic Testing, 5 days a week, and required quick insights to testing observations on site. Existing processes were archaic and i...

Bernard Fanning MAPM 05/10/2020
Crossrail Integration Facility and Test Automation Journal Publication

Systems integration has gained a higher level of importance as complex railway projects operate under tighter schedules than ever before and with limited access to tracks to run tests. This paper demonstrates how a fully...

Alessandra Scholl Sternberg CEng MIET 02/10/2020
Engineers Collective Podcast – Running Mega-projects and Lessons Learned Audio

Mark Wild appeared on New Civil Engineer magazine’s Engineers Collective podcast on 26 February 2020 to discuss the complexities of delivering a mega project and talk about the reasons behind delayed delivery of Cr...

Mark Wild 26/02/2020
Crossrail Environmental Lessons Learned Video

Crossrail is delivering a new railway to add 10% to central London’s rail capacity. When complete, the Elizabeth line will offer a high frequency, high capacity service linking 41 stations over 100 kilometers transform...

Rob Paris MSc MCIWEM MIES 03/02/2020
The Management Processes adopted to deliver the Assurances given for Noise from Fixed Installations Technical Paper

This paper explains the measures that have been put in place to control the effects of noise from the operation of fixed installations designed and installed as part of Crossrail, with particular focus on the management ...

Steven Sheridan CEng 24/08/2018
Implementing Contractual Skills and Employment Targets Technical Paper

This learning legacy paper first describes the background context for Crossrail’s imposition of contractually binding skills and employment targets, then outlines the key features of each of these targets and the plann...

Andrew Eldred MA, MSc, Anne-Sophie Blin MSc 17/08/2018
BREEAM for Underground Stations Micro-report

The use of BREEAM for underground stations was pioneered on Crossrail. This required the adaptation of theuse of BREEAM Bespoke 2008 methodology to enable BREEAM assessments to be carried out on the Crossrail project wor...

Mike de Silva BSc PhD FCIWEM MIEEM CSci C.WEM 27/07/2018