Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Minister welcomes progress at key Crossrail station

Transport Minister Sadiq Khan visited the construction site at the Crossrail Canary Wharf Station today to see the progress being made on Western Europe's largest infrastructure project.

Canary Wharf is the first Crossrail station under construction and the start of work was marked on 15 May this year by a joint visit from the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State and the Mayor of London.

Sadiq Khan said:

“This project will boost the UK economy by at least £20bn and create and support thousands of jobs, relieve congestion and provide a high speed rail link across London. It's good news to see that this project is well and truly underway."

“Work is on schedule, with the station foundations being laid through a specialist 'Giken' piling method designed to minimise noise pollution to surrounding buildings.”

Boasting independent step-free disabled access from street to platform, Canary Wharf Station will be constructed below the water within the West India Docks complex.

Earlier in the day the Minister had visited the newly opened Crossrail Visitor Centre near Tottenham Court Road.

The Visitor Centre opened earlier this month to act as a one-stop shop for local residents, businesses and anyone interested in learning more about the redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road Tube station and the Crossrail project in general.

As construction progresses further centres will open along the route, helping to ensure that people are kept informed.

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