Crossrail Farringdon Station Execution

Owner
Crossrail Ltd. - TfL
Client
Bam Ferrovial Kier BFK
Cost
£400 million GBP
Timeframe
March 2013 — November 2015
Services performed
Tunnel design, engineering support, geotechnical engineering and site supervision services were provided.
Description
Farringdon station is now one of London's major rail interchange stations, providing connections between three networks. During the construction of the Crossrail project, it also received four earth pressure balanced tunnel boring machines (TBMs): the two Drive X TBMs, running from Royal Oak to Farringdon and the two Drive Y TBMs, running from Limmo to Farringdon. The complete station layout will comprise two ticket halls, two platform tunnels, connecting cross passages, escape and ventilation adits, two escalator - inclines and two concourse tunnels constructed using mainly SCL tunnelling.
Geology
The majority of the tunnelling takes place within the Lambeth Group formations.
Location
London, GB

Highlights

  • 1st station constructed mainly in Lambeth Group Formation using SCL tunnelling method
  • 300m long TBM enlargements to platform tunnel size
  • Entire primary lining constructed with SFR sprayed concrete
Western ticket hall site overview

Western Ticket Hall Site Overview

Cross passage 3 from platform tunnel east

Cross Passage 3 from Platform Tunnel East

Platform Tunnel West - RTE2 excavation - TBM Turn and Bury

Platform Tunnel West - RTE2 Excavation - TBM Turn and Bury

Western Ticket Hall Site Overview

Western Ticket Hall Site Overview

Platform Tunnel West - TBM Tunnel Enlargement

Platform Tunnel West - TBM Tunnel Enlargement