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Atkins and CH2M win £1.5M Crossrail 2 contract

Crossrail 3.2
  • The Stage 1 On-Networks Systems programme for Crossrail 2 has been awarded to Atkins and CH2M

A £1.5M contract for the Crossrail 2 project has been awarded to Atkins and CH2M. 

The Stage 1 On-Networks Systems programme will involve collaborative work to develop designs for Network Rail stations and track beyond the project’s tunnelled section.

The projects covers the main line to Hampton Court, Epsom, Chessington South and Shepperton in west London and Broxbourne Junction and Tottenham Hale in north London.

The first step for the companies will be to revise the business case for the project, and prepare for public consultations. This work is to aid preparation of a hybrid bill for submission to Parliament in 2019, a step recommended by the National Infrastructure Commission.

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  • It would make sense for any early studies by TfL on the business case for Crossrail 2 to include a high-level study on an option to design Crossrail 2 to allow for double deck rolling stock. With there being no tunnels on the proposed existing rail network that is earmarked for Crossrail 2 beyond the new central tunnelled section, the % increase in infrastructure costs to allow for the larger loading gauge would be substantially less than an approx. 50% increase in passenger capacity that double decks trains would allow compared to single level trains that fit within existing UK loading gauge.

    London needs to think long-term in planning its transport infrastructure capacity enhancements to meet the substantial expected population growth.

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