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Crossrail to start tunnel fit-out

Crossrail has marked the arrival of a 465m-long concreting train which will help fit-out the tunnels with concrete to enable tracks to be laid.

The train’s arrival at the Plumstead railhead in south east London heralds the next major stage for the project following the end of tunnelling.

The train, which was refurbished and brought to the UK from France via the Channel Tunnel, will be used in the fit-out of Crossrail’s standard track slab along the route from Plumstead and will enter service next month.

Crossrail programme director Simon Wright said: “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 south east.”

Watch Crossrail’s new concreting train video here:

Source: Crossrail

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