BFK JV completes construction work at Farringdon Elizabeth line station in UK

WCN Editorial Team 8 Dec 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Crossrail Limited, a subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL), has announced the completion of construction work at the Farringdon Elizabeth line station in London, UK.

The BAM, Ferrovial and Kier joint venture (BFK JV) built the station, which is claimed to be the first among the central London stations to reach the T-12 landmark.

The T-12 landmark signifies that the new station is now substantially complete and is now 12 weeks away from being ready for delivery to the TfL, who will operate the Elizabeth line.

BFK JV will now start demobilising from the site to enable Crossrail to begin the process of handing the station over to TfL.

However, a reduced BFK JV team will continue to remain at the site until next year to continue the principal contractor duties. These duties include care and custody maintenance of the station assets and systems as well as facilitating the handover process.

Crossrail said that the work at the Farringdon Elizabeth line station will now focus on testing and commissioning of systems.

The Farringdon Elizabeth line station is designed to offer step-free access for passengers. It will have two main entrances, one at the Barbican and the other at the existing Farringdon Underground and Thameslink station.

Once the Elizabeth line opens, the Farringdon station will be one of the busiest stations in the UK.

It links the Thameslink and the London Underground to provide connections with outer London, the home counties, the City, Canary Wharf and three of London’s six airports.

Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild said: “We have now reached the end of the construction phase at the first of our central London stations and the start of the testing and safety assurance journey which will enable us to hand over the station to Transport for London and open the Elizabeth line to passengers.”

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Rendering of the Farringdon Elizabeth line station in London, UK. (Credit: Crossrail Ltd.)

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