Abbey Wood Crossrail Project

Started:Autumn 2013
Client:Balfour Beatty Rail
Location:Abbey Wood
Value:£130 mil
Project Overview

The new two-level Abbey Wood station will open in 2017 and will be built above two new dedicated Crossrail tracks and those used by North Kent services. Two new tracks for Crossrail services will be installed next to the existing North Kent lines and work will be carried out to raise and lengthen a number of bridges along the track so they can accommodate the overhead electric wires that will be used by Crossrail trains.

From 2018, Crossrail will add up to 12 extra trains an hour, linking Abbey Wood with central London and beyond, cutting journey times and reducing congestion on existing services.

Key Deliverables

The scope of works include;

- Assist enhancement programme of renewing all Bridges from Plumstead to Belvedere
- Reinforce existing bridge bases
- Demolition of Existing Station
- Building of New Station
- Two New Island Platforms
- Installation of Lifts to ease passenger access

Staffing Specifications

Civil Rail Solutions were contacted by main contractor Balfour Beatty in the summer of 2013 to provide the Civils based labour for the project. Our staff have been working on the enhancement programme for the bridge renewals, Troughing routes, UTXs, Driver Walkways, GRP and other civils works. Civil Rail Solutions will continue to provide Balfour Beatty with the following trades throughout the project:

- PTS Labourers
- Skilled Ground Workers
- HV Comps
- Plant Operators
- Gatemen
- Forklift Drivers
- Gangers/Foremen
- Supervisors


'CRS have been supporting the Crossrail Abbey Wood project for in excess of 2 years and during this time I have been continually impressed by not only the quality of the staff provided but also the level of service from the CRS operations team. CRS have had an involvement in all aspects of lineside civils on this project including the installation of Troughing, GRP, Drivers Walkways, Ballast Boarding, UTX and URX works. CRS have also been involved in the main station build, deep drainage, installation of public footbridge, kerb laying and concrete foundations. CRS have been able to provide the project with self supporting gangs which include the necessary safety critical staff, as well as labour to carry out the works. They have also provided a variety of other specialist trades on a more ad-hoc basis to match the needs of the varied works'

'I have built a good working relationship with the CRS team as a whole and would like to continue this both throughout this project and in the future. I regard CRS as a strategic supplier to this project'.

Joe Lewis
Works Manager
Balfour Beatty
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