The Crossrail programme will add an estimated £42bn to the economy of the UK, dramatically improving transport links in London and the South East, driving house-building, supporting wider regeneration and creating jobs and business opportunities right around the UK. When fully open in 2019 it will add 10% capacity to central London’s rail network, bringing an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London.
This event is to showcase the sustainability initiatives included in the Old Oak Common depot and the operational railway including the trains.
In February 2014 TfL confirmed that it had signed a contract with Bombardier for the delivery of the new train fleet and depot for Crossrail. The 66 new Class 345 nine-car trains, each 205m long, will be manufactured and assembled at Bombardier’s plant in Derby with the first due to be delivered in May 2017. Bombardier’s contract with TfL includes up to 32-years of depot management and fleet maintenance, and to comply with TfL’s strict environmental requirements and deliver lowest possible running costs the depot needs to be energy-efficient and the initiatives will be detailed at this event.
Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd awarded VINCI/Taylor Woodrow the construction contract for the Old Oak Common depot which includes overnight stabling sidings for 33 trains and a state-of-the-art 9-track train maintenance building. The depot will be become operational in stages between May 2017 and May 2018.
The event will include presentations by Crossrail, VINCI/Taylor Woodrow and Bombardier followed by Q&A. Proposed presentation structure:
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