Contractors World International Vol 5 No 2 - page 27

It will create a new high frequency, high
capacity rail line with shorter journey
times and provide much needed addi-
tional capacity on the transport network
alongside the upgrade works on London
Underground and the delivery of
Crossrail 1.
TheGlobal Engineering Project of theYear
Award honours the projects that demon-
strate the region’s technical engineering
capacity, especially in areas of design and
creative problem solving. Crossrail 2 was
nominated for the project’s large-scale,
innovative approach to building a new re-
gional rail line through theheartof London.
HalfwayPoint in
Unprecedented
Fortnight
Crossrail has delivered an unprecedented
fortnight of construction progress ranging
from completion of new train tunnels to
three spectacular tunnel boring machine
breakthroughs.
Crossrail’s western tunnels are now
structurally complete with tunnelling ma-
chine (TBM)Ada reaching the end of her
journeyat Farringdonon24 January,having
set out from Royal Oak near Paddington
inAugust 2012.This follows the arrival of
East meets
west as
London's
Crossrail
reaches
halfway point.
Elizabethmakes impressive
breakthrough atWhitechapel Station
onher way toLimmoPenisular.
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