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Crossrail - Ilford Yard Stabling Project – Workshop A

Client: VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd

Value: £2.6 million

Duration: Feb 2015 – April 2017

Project Description

Ilford Yard Stabling Project was a £155 million project between VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd and Crossrail. This project covered the provision of additional stabling facilities at Ilford Depot.


As well as the provision of additional stabling facilities the project required changes to a number of existing buildings at the Ilford Yard to ensure that Crossrail can build ten new sidings to house trains overnight.


Work included the demolition of Workshop B, the existing Paint Shop, Mess Buildings and Shunters Cabin. A replacement Paint Shop and new Logistics and Stores building was constructed. Modifications to Bombardier Transportation Workshop A were also completed.

Main Scope of Work
Enabling Works for site offices
Load precast concrete slabs onto artic low loader
  • 750 no. slabs (2.0 x 2.0 x 0.5m deep)

  • Bulk excavation of material and cart off site

  • 1000 plus loads

  • Breakout reinforced concrete structures and cart offsite

  • Over 2800 m3 of material was broken out

  • Install tarmac overlay to cobbled roadway access route located between rail sidings

Footpath & hand rail installed directly adjacent to live railway line
  • Over 370m laid

  • 720m of drainage with depth exceeding 4.0m

  • 27 no. precast concrete manholes

Works to the Western Apron
  • Work carried out by PTS trained staff under rail possession and isolations

  • Cut up and removed existing rail

  • Broke out concrete foundations and concrete yard

  • Excavated to foundation and carted all material off site (approx 100 loads)

  • Laid base and ballast to new rail line that will enter Workshop A

  • Laid new tarmac yard around the new rail lines

  • Installed new concrete and tarmac crossover across existing sidings to create an alternate vehicle access to the Western Apron of Workshop A.

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