The Elizabeth Line crown set to open to public



The Elizabeth Line is set to transform life and travel in London and the Southeast by shortening travel times in the city whilst transforming accessibility. Not only the first major station to be completed and handed to the client, but this key intersecting hub will also connect to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton Airports, the City and outer London – making it one of the busiest stations on the railway network in the UK.

Some of Ferrovial’s flagship UK projects; the Crossrail Western Running Tunnels, early access shafts and SCL works and Farringdon Station – the latter recognized as the jewel in the crown of Europe’s largest construction project for Crossrail, will be used by London’s commuters and travelers for the first time on Tuesday May 24th 2022.

About the Farringdon Project

A project hailed a huge success from start to finish, we were awarded three Crossrail contracts in 2011. The scope of works we delivered include:

  • C300 Western Running Tunnels comprised of 6.4km of twin-bore tunnels between Royal Oak and Farringdon stations. Constructed using two 7.1m diameter Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs), it is lined with precast fibre-reinforced concrete segments, manufactured in a purpose-built facility.
  • C410 involved Early Access Shafts and Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL) stations caverns.  We identified an opportunity to merge C300 and C410 contracts, reducing the Target Cost by £80m and saving 12 months on the programme.
  • C435 Farringdon Station works include eastern and western ticket halls and tunnel platforms. The station building, accesses, platforms, cross passages, reception chambers, lifts and escalator barrels using sprayed and in-situ concrete lining.



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