East Thames: Medway Valley and Waterloo Connection
Contractor: Alfred McAlpine-Amec joint venture
Description of works: The majority of this contract is bulk excavation and earthworks for the formation of the 15.8km of new railway between the southern approach to the Thames Tunnel - to be built as part of Section 2 - and the western approach to the River Medway crossing. Several new over and underbridges will be constructed plus cut and cover tunnels and jacked boxes. Also included is a new high speed connection at Fawkham Junction into the mainline into Waterloo which will carry trains until Section 2 opens into St Pancras.
Contract 330 looking west towards Gravesend. A new high speed link is being constructed from the end of Section 1 of the CTRL at Fawkham Junction to join the existing rail line to Waterloo. The new link follows the line of a disused rail line which is being widened and regraded to accommodate the new CTRL twin track.