• Crossrail Paddington station: Excavation reaches Crossrail tunnels
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    Crossrail Paddington station: Excavation reaches Crossrail tunnels

    Today we are standing in the Paddington station box as we start our final phase of excavation down to the platform slab. What you can see behind me is one of our tunnel breaking points of which we have 4 within the Paddington station box. We have excavated down between the running tunnels to create a level platform and from there we use the breaking machines to actually break into the tunnels and remove the tunnel segments. Once we have broken out the tunnels within the moling hole we will then continue the excavation beneath the slab and eventually clear out the entire footprint of the Paddington station box. The…

  • Crossrail Art Programme: Heathrow funding major artwork at Paddington Crossrail station
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    Crossrail Art Programme: Heathrow funding major artwork at Paddington Crossrail station

    We are building today one of the greatest infrastructure projects in Europe. When you’re building something as big as this you want to do something more. We were given the challenge of how to bring art to the Crossrail programme. We want to see art to be a prominent feature of all our main stations in the central section so that’s what the Culture Line is about, it’s an experience when you come on Crossrail that’s not just a railway journey it’s an experience of London, art and all the other things that go with it. I mean Paddington station is you know an iconic station, it’s a beautiful station,…