Crossrail moves on to track laying phase

A 465-metre long concreting train that will help fit-out Crossrail tunnels with concrete track beds has arrived at the Plumstead railhead in southeast London.

The self-contained concrete batching factory on wheels arrived in the UK from France via the Channel Tunnel, full refurbished. It will start work next month laying down slabs.

Crossrail programme director Simon Wright said: “Crossrail is being delivered on time and within budget. Following the completion of Crossrail’s 26-mile tunnelling marathon, our focus has shifted to the fit-out of the tunnels and stations.  The arrival of the concreting train at Plumstead – the logistical nerve centre for this phase of Crossrail’s delivery – will bring us another step towards the completion of this major new railway for London and the southeast.”