Crossrail Pudding Mill Lane
CLIENT:
COSTAIN
LOCATION:
STRATFORD - EAST LONDON
PROJECT MANAGER:
PAUL FAHEY
START DATE:
DECEMBER 2016
DURATION:
16 MONTHS

The Pudding Mill Lane Project is the connection where Crossrail meets Network Rail at Stratford in East London.

The Project comprises of two high speed turnouts that connect the London Electric Lines into the Crossrail tunnels. The track between the turnouts and the tunnels will be a slab track once the design is complete.

The works on the London Electric Lines requires the track to be lifted up to allow the two tracks to be tied on at a level compatible for both lines. The mid-point track lift will be circa. 1.5m running out to existing over 200m either side.

The Project is the Keystone in the Crossrail Project and is therefore very high profile within the whole of the Rail works taking place in London in 2017.

The Team based on site have had to work extremely closely with Costain’s Management to try to control the moving target of a delivery schedule.

The site is further complicated by being in land locked between Network Rail to the north and Docklands Light Rail to the south meaning that access and deliveries required close co-ordination to ensure that lorries could get in and out and without grid-locking the whole Stratford area.

TXM Rail’s philosophy has been to work closely with the client, supply chain and stakeholders in an open and honest manner to ensure that all parties are striving to achieve a ‘best for project’ outcome.

Innovative new plant is being introduced to ensure that a high standard of product is delivered with lasting quality requiring as little maintenance as possible taking into consideration the location and interfaces that will require complex integration for access and inspection.

The Project is due for completion in the first quarter of 2018 but with trial running starting in the last quarter of 2017.

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