February 19, 2015

Tata to supply rails for Crossrail

Written by  Keith Fender
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TATA Steel has been awarded contracts to supply 7000 tonnes of rails for the Crossrail east-west rail link across central London.

Tata Steel has already commenced deliveries and will ultimately supply more than 57km of its Stress-Free heat-treated, wear-resistant rail for the project.

The line will link Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via a new 21km twin-bore tunnel beneath central London.

During 2015 major tunnelling works will conclude and the focus will shift towards fit-out and installation of railway systems within the tunnels and stations. An Alstom-TSO-Costain joint venture (ATCjv) has been appointed to fit out tunnels with the contract including power supplies and electrification.

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