There’s a chance to visit the next in the series of tours that Crossrail are running of their stations over the next few months.
This time it’s Custom House next to the DLR in East London. One of the new above ground stations, it’s notable for the pre-fab construction method that was used to build the station.
The site of the new Elizabeth line station at Custom House, constrained by the existing DLR line and power cables passing overhead, residential properties to the north and ExCel London to the south, required a unique solution.
It was crucial that the station integrated well within the existing infrastructure and wider urban surroundings. To achieve this, a freestanding building with an elevated concourse above it was designed using thousands of pre-cast concrete segments.
It’s also one of the first stations to have the new Elizabeth line roundel installed.
To register for a tour, go here – select a time from the “select date” drop down list.
Most of the places were snapped up by people on the Crossrail tours mailing list, which I mentioned a few weeks ago.
To get on the early-bird mailing list, register your details here.
These tours are also part of the Year of Engineering, a year long campaign which celebrates the world of engineering and looks to inspire the next generation.