Cross London Rail Project

ECL team members were directly involved in the £16 billion London Crossrail Project.


The project involved partnering with over 1,000 Engineering and Environmental organisations to manage the overground sections of the 118 km long rail integration between Maidenhead in the West and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East.

In addition, the integrated Programme Management team was responsible for the  21 km stretch of the London Underground.

Delivering such a project on this size and scale and to ensure regulatory compliancy, was no small feat.  The challenge for the team was understanding and mitigating the risks relating to the Geological, Archeological (historical and natural artifacts) Hydrological and Hydrogeological, Geotechnical, Civil and Structural complexities.

Working with Network Rail in its integration of the new cross-capital heavy-rail link. As national owner of existing rail infrastructure, Network Rail become owner and maintenance guardian of the new Crossrail infrastructure when it opened in 2017, including the tunnels and underground stations on the central London section.

At its peak, it is estimated that the Crossrail Project employed circa 14,000 people with a further 7,000 jobs created in related industries.

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