The construction of the Crossrail project began at North Dock in Canary Wharf in May 2009. At the height of construction it was the biggest railway construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments undertaken in the UK. It consists of 21 km of new twin-bore tunnels under central London and 10 new world-class stations across one of the largest cities in the world.
Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction Volume 6 contains a collection of 22 papers submitted to the 2021 Crossrail’s Technical Papers Competition. Contributions have come from members of the Crossrail organisation, its consultants as well as contractors involved in design and construction across the Crossrail project. The papers cover a multitude of disciplines including tunnelling, geotechnical engineering, rail signalling and control, rail systems & integration, rail telecommunications, and electrical engineering.
As part of the enduring legacy of the Crossrail project, it is incumbent upon the organisation to share its experiences and best practices with the rest of the industry, to showcase the skills of the personnel involved and the successful delivery of each phase of works.
Crossrail Project: Infrastructure Design and Construction Volume 6 offers more high-quality papers on the best practice in design and construction for large-scale underground projects.
1. An Introduction to the Crossrail Project
2. About the Editors
3. Door Forces in Underground Infrastructure, F Tarada
4. Digital Railway - Telecoms Technologies for the Elizabeth Line - An Infrastructure Manager’s Perspective, P Bartholomew, A Radhakrishnan
5. Final Design Overview - A Crossrail Design Assurance Process, N Morgans
6. The benefits of a CEPS (Centralised Emergency Power Supply) system for a modern metro, N Leary
7. Delivering a Safety Justification and Navigating Closure of Dependencies (from an Earthing and Bonding Perspective), S Dale
8. Managing Reliability Growth in Practice, R Consterdine, B Halliday, J King, T Birch, P Dubery
9. Crossrail System Integration – The Practicalities of Integrating Europe’s Most Complex Rail Project, N Mccrimmon, T Afolabi, M Thomas
10. System Integration EMI Issues in Large Complex Installations – A Case Study, J James
11. Implementing Project Community Relations, G Epps
12. Crossrail Systems Integration – Lessons Learned and Good Practice in Managing Interdisciplinary Systems Integration through each Stage of the Crossrail Programme, D Tyner
13. Earthing Design and Installation for the Elizabeth Line, M Anderson
14. Elizabeth Line Earthing Electrode Testing Lessons Learned, M Anderson
15. The Crossrail Requirements for the Emergency Power Supplies (Uninterruptible Power Systems), P Kerrigan
16. Transitioning of the engineering management in the handover phase of programme delivery, L Pasieczny, P Readings
17. The Role of Rolling Stock Approval and Assurance within Major Railway Programmes, R Devsi