Women in Transport members are being offered the opportunity to visit the Crossrail Plumstead depot where there is much to see and learn.
Construction work began at the former Plumstead station goods yard site in March 2012, starting with piling for the tunnel portal. TBMs, 'Sophia' and 'Mary' commenced tunnel boring the following year.
Plumstead is the rail head and base for engineering trains that are completing the Crossrail tunnel fit out. 20 types of trains are loaded and controlled each day from Plumstead.There is a fabrication yard where industry leading fabricators and fitters maintain and even build new trains. A new TFL maintenance depot is being built along with offices and railway sidings for the new Crossrail trains.
The visit will include a presentation on the project background, its challenges and achievements as well as a tour of the Plumstead facility, including fabrication unit, rail head and a look at the engineering trains. There will also be a tour of the Rail Movements Control Room and the opportunity to meet some of the team. Access to the track will depend on Crossrail train testing going on at the time.
The tour will conclude with Q & A and lunch.
This is definitely a tour not to be missed
You will find details of the required PPE here
The site (postcode SE18 1DG) is 7 minute walk from Plumstead rail station (from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street). Woolwich Arsenal on the DLR is a 7 minute bus ride. There are many bus services on this route and more details can be supplied nearer the time.
We have just 15 places available, so please register as soon as possible. If oversubscribed places will be offered by ballot. Priority will be given to those who can provide the required PPE.
Kindly hosted by:
Crossrail, Costain, AlstomTransport UK, TSO SAS