Crossrail C610

Location:London, England
Project Type:
Customer:Alstom TSO Costain
Products:2x KBM12
1x special concrete car 15m³
1x flat car with belt
1x pump car
1x coupling car

1x flat car 10m, 30t, unbraked

Crossrail is a railway project under construction in London. It is currently one of the largest railway projects in Europe. Construction began in 2009, with commissioning scheduled for 2019/20 in stages. Crossrail is a powerful suburban train-like link connecting parts of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex with the central and southeastern districts of Greater London. The new line, which will open in the fall of 2020, will carry the name Elizabeth Line and should relieve the London Underground, especially the Central Line.
At the heart of the project are 21.6 km of tunnels that cross the city center from west to east. The main tunnel runs from Paddington via Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf to Abbey Wood.

Structure of the Project

London’s Crossrail project of the century, involving constructing tunnels totalling 42 km in length, also poses high demands on the concrete logistics during the laying of the track. The Karl-H. Mühlhäuser GmbH & Co. KG developed a project-related solution to comply with the demands set by the client. A mobile concreting system had to be provided without a locomotive but with storage and supply units, which catered for concreting in continuous operation over great distances. The Karl-H. Mühlhäuser GmbH & Co. KG developed and produced a concreting shuttle fulfilling the high technical and logistical requirements. Making use of the company’s many years of experience and triedand-tested components, a custom-built shuttle solution was provided.

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