DP Building Systems are proud to announce their contribution to Europe's largest modern day infrastructure project: Crossrail.
What is Crossrail?
Crossrail is a 118-kilometre (73-mile) railway line that is under construction in the UK. It is due to begin full operation in 2018, serving London and its environs by providing a new east-west route across Greater London. Work began in 2009 on the central part of the line—a tunnel through central London—and connections to existing lines that will become part of Crossrail after several decades of proposals. It is one of Europe's largest railway and infrastructure construction projects.
Crossrail's aim is to provide a high-frequency commuter/suburban passenger service that will link parts of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, via central London, to Essex and South East London. The new line will relieve the pressure on several London Underground lines such as the Central and District lines which are the current main east-west tube passenger routes, and the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line.
The project's main feature is 42 km (26 miles) of new tunnels. The main tunnels will run from near Paddington Station to Stratford via central London and Liverpool Street Station. An almost entirely new line will branch from the main line at Whitechapel in east London to Canary Wharf, crossing the River Thames, with a new station in Woolwich and connecting with the North Kent Line at Abbey Wood in south east London.
DP Building Systems have supplied a large number of contractors working on the Crossrial project, including at Canary Wharf Crossrail Station.
Our contribution to Canary Wharf's new Crossrail station came in the from of black powder coated channel and various kinds of hot dip galvanised (HDG) Unistrut channel and fittings for the architectural metalwork, wall linings and shopfronts - some of which can be seen in the image above.
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