Date of release: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Moving London Forward - Presentation on Crossrail - Europe's Largest Infrastructure Project

Crossrail is Europe's largest infrastructure project. Eight tunnel boring machines have been used to drive 42km of tunnels under central London. Construction of the 10 new stations is now well underway and the fitting out of the railway systems has just started. On the surface Network Rail are upgrading 30 existing stations and 90km of existing track. This talk will outline the early history of the project and give details of some of the complicated engineering currently taking place, largely unseen, beneath the streets of London.


Richard Storer, Area Community Relations Manager (East) Chartered Civil Engineer, joined Crossrail in January 2010 and is responsible for stakeholder relationships for the Eastern section of the route as it passes through London Borough of Newham and Royal Borough of Greenwich. This area contains the Thames Tunnel, including the new station at Woolwich and the tunnel portals at North Woolwich and Plumstead; the surface route through Custom House station from the Victoria Dock portal to North Woolwich and the tunnel construction areas at Limmo and Pudding Mill Lane.

Prior to this was Richard was Project Manager for First Great Western for the redevelopment of a train maintenance depot in Bristol. Before this he worked on the Channel Tunnel project from its inception in the early 1980s through the design, construction and first 10 years of its operation ending up as UK Terminal Infrastructure Manager. Richard has also worked in the Middle East- Iran, Dubai and Jordan.


Jellicoe 106 Medway Campus University of Greenwich


Wednesday March 25th  14.00-15.30