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From Crossrail to the Elizabeth Line: Stations and rail systems, Warrington

Event organised by ICE

15 June 2017

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A network of new rail tunnels have been built by eight giant tunnel boring machines, to carry the new Elizabeth Line trains eastbound and westbound. Each tunnel is 21 kilometres/13 miles long, 6.2 metres in diameter and up to 40 metres below ground.

Since the tunnelling was completed in 2015, fit out works in portals, shafts and stations has been underway. Rail systems are now being installed in readiness for the programme to move into its testing and commissioning phase. There are 10 new stations being constructed on the route. BIM is being used at all stages of these complex projects, from coordination of interfaces in design and at site, to tracking procurement and construction, and production of as-built information and the digital record for the operator and maintainer.

Hear how the challenges at these complex stations are being overcome, and what lessons can be learned for other mega-projects, including first-hand experience of working in the BIM environment at all stages of the project.


  • Steve Kay, formerly the Crossrail Civil Works Delivery Director (Bechtel)
  • Troy Easthorpe, Crossrail Deputy Stations Delivery Director (Bechtel)

Refreshments will be served from 18.00, with the presentation starting at 18.30.

Please note that both the Cheshire and ESHSG AGMs will be held this evening; these will only take up a short amount of time.

Parking for this event is free. Please ensure to get your parking ticket validated by a member of staff on arrival.


This is a joint event with Railway Civil Engineers Association, RCEA , ICE Cheshire and Manchester Branches, Environment & Sustainability and Health & Safety Group ESHSG, and ICE Management Group

For more information please contact:

Janice Parkinson