Recent own goals by Crossrail 1 (CR1) on the construction and software fronts, not helped by project management by silos, have tarnished its outcome so far. Part 1 of this series presented a summary history of how Crossrail had battled for two decades to survive political, planning, funding and authorisation processes, and offered some important lessons for Crossrail 2. In a few years, CR1’s problems may be past memories and its successes prominent. Like the Victoria line era, London may ...
Innovative design and construction of underground infrastructure is being called upon from designer engineers and contractors to build the Grand Paris Express expansion of the public transport metro system of the French capital ahead of its hosting of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. At the junction of the new Lines 14 and 15, design engineers have created a deep shaft solution to provide a cost effective and passenger-friendly interchange station. Engineers Tourlet, ...
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