Bridge installation brings Custom House station close to halfway point

The new Crossrail train will become a familiar sight. Picture: TfL

The new Crossrail train will become a familiar sight. Picture: TfL - Credit: Archant

It’s going to be even easier to get to the ExCeL when the Crossrail station at Custom House opens as a bridge linking the two was installed this weekend.

The 34 metre long structure was created in three sections and lifted into place with huge cranes over the space of two days.

Its installation means the new station, one of just 10 to be built from scratch, is almost halfway towards completion.

Project manager Mujahid Khan said: “Installing this huge bridge was a vital part of our construction programme here at Custom House.

“The new station is rapidly taking shape - we expect the outline structure to be completed by the beginning of next year, after which the process of fitting out the station will begin in earnest.”

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Custom House station will be one of five Crossrail stations in the borough, with the franchise also taking over the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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