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Crossrail - How is it being delivered? webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 22 September 2020
  • 17:30 - 19:00
Crossrail - How is it being delivered? webinar

About this event

The £17 billion-plus Crossrail programme is reaching the final stages of testing with the opening of passenger service on the central section on the Elizabeth Line planned at the end of 2020 or early 2021.

The business case for the programme envisaged benefits of £42 billion, and some ten per cent of journeys made on the underground will involve the Elizabeth Line with journey times across London substantially reduced. 42km of a seven-metre diameter tunnel beneath the existing London substructures has been successfully completed, and testing and commissioning of the seven new subsurface stations to depths of up to 40 metres is entering its final stages.

This presentation focuses on the Crossrail’s programme and its benefits for London, setting out the engineering processes employed in delivering and assuring a fully integrated railway system for the Elizabeth Line, which will enable these benefits to be delivered.

This is ICE West Midlands joint presentation with the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Midland Counties Region.

Please note: This webinar will be delivered on Workcast platform. A link to the event will be sent out ahead of the presentation.


John Crosfield

John is a civil engineer who has been primarily involved with design and assurance of railway projects for the past 17 years. He was seconded to Crossrail as part of the Transcend programme partner team for seven years up until February 2019 in the role of Head of Technical Assurance. He has worked closely with the Elizabeth Line’s infrastructure managers Rail for London, London Underground and Network Rail to develop a satisfactory assurance case for presentation to the Office of the Road and Rail Regulator.

Since then, he has joined the Delivery Team as Lead Assurance Engineer for Handover. Prior to his secondment to Crossrail, he led AECOM’s engineering infrastructure business in the south east, leading the GRIP 4 design of the On Network Crossrail West Stations project for Client Network Rail, and the design of the upgrade to the Neasden London Underground Depot.

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