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CrossRail information roundup

Crossrail will be holding an information round from 11 September to 3 October 2006 to explain various changes to the proposed Crossrail scheme and keep people up to date with project developments.

The proposed Crossrail Bill is currently being considered by a Select Committee in the House of Commons and a number of changes to the scheme are proposed to address petitioners' concerns, or otherwise improve the project design. These are called 'Additional Provisions'.

Public information centres will be held along the proposed route between 11 September 2006 and 3 October 2006. Details are given below of times and venues. Opening times for all venues are Monday–Friday 12pm–8pm, Saturdays 10am–5pm (except Romford 10am – 3.30pm).

Crossrail staff will be on hand to explain the display, offer the latest publications from Crossrail and answer questions.

Materials used at the centres, including the information panels, are available for view here.
People can also ask for the Display Panels and Information Papers -
* by calling the Helpdesk on 0845 602 3813 (24-hours, 7-days a week),
* by e-mail at
* or by writing to the address below
London SW1H 0BR

• Additional Provisions being displayed at Information centres include:
Tottenham Court Road – Denmark Place escalator shaft alternative construction methodology, revised arrangements for lorry holding on Newman Street.
Isle of Dogs – Revised design involving shorter station box, smaller dock area to be used and additional entrances.
West Ham – New siding between existing tracks to enable London Underground trains to reverse, alternative temporary handling facility at Instone Wharf, allowing greater use of barges to remove excavated material
Romford – Revised depot strategy, depot no longer proposed to be at Romford
Old Oak Common – Revised depot strategy, use of existing railway infrastructure facilities to replace Romford
Ilford - Revised depot strategy, use of existing railway infrastructure facilities
Paddington – Lowering of Eastbourne Terrace, regrading of Chilworth Street and associated works
Hanbury Street – Revised tunnelling strategy, construction of a smaller shaft
Forest Gate, Goodmayes, Gidea Park and Harold Wood - revised station footbridges to provide access for persons with restricted mobilityFor further information please contact the Crossrail 24 hour seven day a week helpline on 0845 602 3813 or e-mail address

• Location and dates for information centres (open 12noon to 8pm weekdays, 10am to 5pm Saturdays (except Romford) are:
Paddington Station, Main Concourse, next to Upper Crust sandwich shop, W2
Monday 11th September
Tuesday 12th September

West Ham, West Ham Underground Station, Manor Road, London, E15 3BN
Wednesday 13th September
Thursday 14th September

Romford, Romford Central Library, St Edwards Way , Romford, Essex, RM1 3AR
Friday 15th September
Saturday 16th September (10.00am – 15.30)

Old Oak Common, Old Oak Community Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, London, W12 0AP
Wednesday 20th September
Thursday 21st September

Spitalfields, Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU
Friday 22nd September
Saturday 23rd September

Tottenham Court Road, MWB Business Exchange, 18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL
Wednesday 27th September
Thursday 28th September

Ilford, Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD
Friday 29th September
Saturday 30th September

Isle of Dogs, Canada Place Mall, opposite Waitrose, Canada Square, London, E14 5AB
Monday 2nd October
Tuesday 3rd October

The proposed new facility at Old Oak Common. CrossRail


Last Updated: 11 September 2006
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