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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #721
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Is the seating configuration for the Crossrail trains going to be inner-suburban-style or outer-suburban-style?
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Old May 9th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #722
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I think it will be outer-suburban.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #723
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Old May 10th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #724
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Crossrail project seeks help from abroad

Dragados, one of the firms working on the London Crossrail project, will draft in specialist tunnelling experts from overseas in order to help complete the construction project.

The Spanish firm won a joint £500 million tunnelling works contract with Sisk earlier this year, and will work on Crossrail tunnels running nearly 12km in east London from Newham to Farringdon.

Despite some criticism that the firm was overlooking British talent, a Crossrail spokesman insisted that it was vital to hire contractors from a global pool, claiming that “it is a skills base that exists at a global level with skilled tunnel engineers moving from one international project to another”.

Dragados Sisk Joint Venture insisted that while some tunnelling specialists would be brought in from its European offices, it would be employing all site labour from within the UK.

The east-to-west Crossrail project aims to make journeys from Canary Wharf, the City, the West End and Heathrow Airport easier for commuters by providing a high-frequency service.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #725
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Old May 10th, 2011, 11:15 PM   #726
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So is Imperial Wharf open? I thought it was a bit early for that?
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Old May 11th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #727
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So is Imperial Wharf open? I thought it was a bit early for that?
It's been open over 18 months! (27/09/2009)
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Old May 11th, 2011, 12:13 AM   #728
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It's been open over 18 months! (27/09/2009)
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Livingstone backs plans for two more Crossrails

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has championed the case for two more Crossrail lines to be built beneath the capital in the next 20 years.

Livingstone is expected to go up against current mayor Boris Johnson once again in next May’s elections. He said more Crossrail-style mega-projects would be vital if London was to remain one of the world’s leading cities in which to do business.

He wants the capital to emulate the RER system of underground commuter rail lines in Paris. Livingstone set out his transport vision at the London Transport Awards last week.He said that the government’s determination to build High Speed Two (HS2) made Crossrails 2 and 3 a priority.

Both lines could interchange with HS2 at Euston and Crossrail 1 at Tottenham Court Road.

40 year-old plan

Crossrail 2, formerly known as the Chelsea-Hackney line, was first proposed more than 40 years ago. In 1995 Transport for London estimated the cost of Crossrail 2, with its 7.3km long tunnel from King’s Cross to Victoria at between £2.4bn and £2.8bn. Since then the scheme has been mothballed (NCE 1 February).

Crossrail 3 has not been studied in any detail but would most likely run from Euston to Waterloo, connecting the West Coast Main Line corridor with a variety of services to the south. The tunnelled section between Euston and Waterloo is 4km long.

Livingstone said the lines offer major benefits. “We could replicate what is the real success with Paris with its RER and deep lines running beneath the city. Because you don’t have to get off at terminuses and the train doesn’t have to turn around you are massively increasing the capacity of transport in our city.”
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Let's hope they do a job in this station as good as the one in St Pancras.
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The new concourse looking good at Kings Cross Station.

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