Crossrail Project: Infrastructure design and construction

Crossrail is the biggest railway construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments undertaken in the UK. This collection of 36 papers provides invaluable insight into Crossrail’s design and construction.

First post put in place on Crossrail project
First post put in place on Crossrail project

Who wrote this?

Edited by Mike Black, Christian Dodge and Ursula Lawrence, this book summarises over 36 technical papers submitted by consultants, contractors, suppliers and third-party stakeholders involved in design and construction across the Crossrail project.


This book was first published in November 2014.


As part of Crossrail's legacy, it is incumbent upon the organisation to share its experiences and best practices with the rest of the industry and to showcase the skills of the personnel involved and the successful delivery of each phase of works.

Who should read this?

For professionals working on large-scale infrastructure projects, looking for a valuable source of reference for current practices.


The papers cover a multitude of disciplines including Ground Engineering, Sprayed Concrete Lining, Tunnel Boring Machine Tunnelling, Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Monitoring and Mitigation, Architectural Design, Operations and Logistics.

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