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Video | Building Abbey Wood station’s new roof

Abbey wood station roof

The distinctive wooden roof structure for Crossrail’s new Abbey Wood station in London has been installed.

Source: Crossrail Project

By Austrian timber construction firm Weihag, the 45m long glued manufactured panels have been used with 31 tonnes of steel beams and girders to make up the roof.

The roof will now have a zinc covering, which will sit on top of the wood.

Network Rail’s work on the station building will continue until autumn 2017. It will open late next year.

“After so many years designing the new station and preparing for the work, it’s fantastic to see this new, elegant timber roof taking shape,” said Crossrail surface director Matthew White.

“We are really proud of the progress being made on the new station and railway infrastructure at Abbey Wood. Once the Elizabeth line opens in 2018, it will transform journeys for passengers in the area,” said Network Rail’s Crossrail programme director Matthew Steele.

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