How to construct a rail link to the UK network
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Crossrail - Europe's largest project to build a new network of commuter rail in the UK, which will begin work in 2018. The project cost is enormous - 25 billion dollars.
During the laying of underground tunnel builders faced not only with a maze of existing modern infrastructure, but with surprising antiquities: mammoth bones, fragments of Roman roads, jewelry last.
The scale of construction of Crossrail transport system is really impressive. The project has already entered the top ten most expensive transport facilities in the world.
London, May 29, 2013.
Crossrail line length will be 118 km. Bandwidth is calculated on the train 24 of carriages 10 per hour in each direction, the maximum speed in ground stations - to 160 km / h, in tunnels - up to 100 km / h. Under the center of the city railway will take place under the ground.
This tunneling shield used in the construction of tunnels. London, June 11, 2013.
Londoners believe that it is the largest and most expensive European project for the construction of the transport system - 118 km of surface and underground roads, stations, infrastructure total cost of 25 billion dollars. Maybe they just have not heard about the project cost of the Fourth Ring Road in Moscow, the length of 74 km - more than 1 trillion rubles for 2011. However, the governors decided that this budget will not pull Moscow and the project was terminated. Construction of Tottenham Court Road station.
Canary Wharf station project. Six-story Makhina includes about 100, 000 sq. M. Of retail space, a parking lot, located on the roof rustic already a classic version - Garden:
Escalators at the future station Canary Wharf.
The construction of a tunnel under the eastern part of London, 14 December 2012.
It should be noted that in the early 1990s, the British Parliament has already rejected a similar project for the construction of the railway because of high costs.
Construction Farringdon station in London, January 30, 2013.
A mechanical monster - 150-meter drilling machine. April 24, 2013, London.
150-meter excavating machine is so huge that you can walk inside the corridors.
tunneling workers faced with archaeological excavations. At this point, we found burial of the dead from the Black Death - the plague. It took 30 to 60 percent of Europe's population in the 14th century!
The historical cemetery in the center of London.
cemetery 16 - 17th centuries. Excavations at the site of the future of the lobby of one of the Crossrail stations.
The cost of this project is two times higher than the cost of the entire Olympic Games in London.
The workers laid rails for the drilling machine in the eastern part of London, September 25, 2013.
A part of the huge tunneling machines.
Expansion of Connaught Tunnel, built in 1878. Since December 2006 it has not been used for passenger transport, but soon the new trains will be here.
tunneling shield drilled the next section of the underground tunnel. Concrete chunks fly, London, 11 June 2013.
Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson arrived on the scene underground.
Small figures of people well convey the scale.
In the cave reigns own, indescribable atmosphere.
Another find - Venetian gold coin of the 16th century.
During the construction of Crossrail tunnels generated 4, 5 million tons of soil. Where to put it? All excavated soil being taken to the island Wallasea.
It will create farmland, to twice the size of the City of London.