Crossrail shows progress from above

old oak crossrail factoryCrossrail has released a new aerial image of its Old Oak  tunnel segment factory as part of an update on progress.

Crossrail took the opportunity to outline its key delivery milestones in 2013 as the project moves into the peak of construction between now and 2015.

The purpose-built temporary factory at Old Oak Common, pictured above, is producing 75,000 concrete tunnel segments to line Crossrail’s western tunnels.

Over the next 12 months the project will see major infrastructure works on the surface section to help increase capacity on the existing rail network, including construction of a new fly-over close to Heathrow, and a new rail-underpass in Acton.

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. Through the new transport links and significant over-station developments being delivered, Crossrail will support regeneration across the capital with economic forecasts suggesting the project will add up to £42 billion to the economy.

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