Paddington & Farringdon crossrail stations comparative study

Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe, is a new 118km west-east railway for London. It is currently under construction and includes 21km of new twin bore tunnels through central London with eight new underground stations. This paper describes some key design features of the underground stations at Paddington and Farringdon, both of which have been designed by URS. Both are to be constructed on constrained sites in central London adjacent to historic buildings. They are key interchange stations and both have to address many of the same design issues. However there are major differences in their layout and forms of construction. There are a number of drivers which have given rise to these differences; the aim of the paper is to explore the reasons for the different solutions and to show that they are appropriate and cost-effective. It is hoped that this broad overview will be of assistance to designers of similar projects.

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  • Pagination: 9p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Rail - the core of integrated transport: CORE 2012: conference on railway engineering, 7-10 September 2012, Perth, Western Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:57AM