Temporary structure in place over rail line
Existing bridge to be demolished in Crossrail project
Crossrail is one of the
most important projects that Network Rail is
tracks on the Great Western Main Line.
This is because of the need to accommodate the new Crossrail electric trains, which are designed to be quieter, smoother and more reliable than existing diesel suburban trains.
The temporary bridges will be removed when the permanent structures are built.
the demolition of Thorney Lane Bridge takes place, traffic will be redirected along nearby roads, although the routes have not yet been decided.
Crossrail is a £14.8bn project, which passes through 40 stations, including Iver, running from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new tunnels below central London, and then out to the east of the capital.
It is designed to make travelling from one side of the capital to the other faster, without the need for changing trains at any point.
Network Rail is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the parts of Crossrail that are on the existing network, which includes the section in Iver.
Programme director for Crossrail at Network Rail Matthew Steele said: “Crossrail is one of the most important projects that Network Rail is working on and promises to deliver huge improvements to rail transport in Slough, South Buckinghamshire and across the route.
“The project team are committed to delivering these important works efficiently and in partnership with the local authorities.”
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