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Crossrail Environmental Lessons Learned

Document type: Video
Author: Rob Paris MSc MCIWEM MIES
Publication Date: 03/02/2020

  • Abstract

    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 transforming travel in London and the South East. Crossrail is a hybrid bill scheme which means that the powers and deemed planning permission to construct Crossrail are conferred by an act of Parliament, the Crossrail Act 2008.

    In this webinar Rob Paris, Head of Sustainability and Consents at Crossrail, reviews the significant environmental impacts and challenges identified in the environmental statement submitted as part of the authorisation process, traces some of the outcomes through the delivery phase and discusses lessons learned in doing so.

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