Crossrail keeps Rapid busy
3rd April 2017
Crossrail Limited, established in 2001, was set up to build the new railway that will become known as the Elizabeth Line when it opens through central London in 2018. Europe’s largest construction project, work started in May 2009. Crossrail is among the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK. From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will change the way people travel around the capital.
It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL) and is jointly sponsored by TfL and the Department for Transport. Once the railway is complete it will be handed over to TfL and run as part of London’s integrated transport network.
Rapid Electrical was proud to have secured a supply contract to both Farringdon and Bond Street stations.
When the Elizabeth Line opens in 2018, Farringdon station will be one of the busiest in the UK, connecting with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide links with outer London, the home counties, the City, Canary Wharf and three of London’s five airports.
The new Bond Street station will help improve accessibility and increase capacity at one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK to accommodate over 225,000 people using the Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth Lines daily.
Both stations are due to open in December 2018 when services begin through central London. Trains will terminate at Paddington in the west and Abbey Wood in the east.