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Construction Health and Safety: "The Crossrail Project"
Engineering and Construction
Pages 4 (1004 words)
‘The Crossrail Project’ After many years of waiting, the green gesture was finally given in 2008 to one of the most complex and biggest rail projects ever undertaken in the United Kingdom. This became a reality when the 2008 Crossrail Act gave the sponsors of Crossrail, TfL and DfT powers to construct and operate the railway which links the Great Western and Great Eastern railways through a new tunnel system passing through the capital city London, with a capacity of holding 24 trains-per-hour.
It is seen that the capacity will be freed at the current termini like Paddington and Liverpool, once Crossrail will have been completed in 2017. The project will also create up to 14,000 jobs at the peak of its construction in 2013/2015. Moreover, it will help create a further 7,000 jobs indirectly according to Great Britain: Parliament: Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill (2007 P. 1784-1789). New chances for interchanges with Overground services and TfL Underground would further help reduce congestions at the termini. This in turn, will enable central London stations in business and retail businesses eliminate the need for many passengers to relocate to other modes (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers & Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 2007 p.66-122). Preparatory work for the project took place in 2009. However, the construction works begun in 2010 while tunneling work begun in 2011. The whole work is expected to end in 2017 and be opened in 2018 because of the review. ...
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