Better train lines for London commuters
The project team is constructing a new tunnel beneath central London, building 10 train stations, rebuilding or overhauling other stations, and upgrading track on a busy existing rail network.
These efforts will reduce transport headaches, easing travel congestion for hundreds of thousands of commuters.
Crossrail Ltd selected a Bechtel-led team as its project delivery partner for the central tunnelled section, as did Network Rail for the existing network upgrades. Our integrated teams manage the extensive engineering and construction programs to build a much needed new railway that will relieve riders of multiple train changes and excessive delays as they travel to and from the city center.
The project, which will also benefit freight carriers, has set new standards in sustainability practices. For example, as a result of collaboratively working with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) assessment criteria for environmental performance in underground stations has been developed, which had not previously existed. A first-of-a-kind Community Investment Programme was also put in place with legacy driven objectives. The team is also delivering many environmental mitigation initiatives such as transferring all 3 million tonnes of excavated material from tunneling to a new RSPB nature reserve at Wallasea Island in Essex.