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New London rail interchange takes shape

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Work is progressing on the redevelopment of Farringdon Station in London, part of the Thameslink Programme, which will deliver more trains and better journeys for passengers traveling north-south through the capital.

Once complete, Farringdon Station will be the only central London rail hub from which passengers will be able to access Thameslink services, Crossrail trains and London Underground.

The scheme, to develop the Integrated Ticket Hall and Associated Administration Block for the proposed Thameslink/Crossrail upgrades, includes the supply and installation of structural steelwork by Bourne Steel, for the Costain/Laing O’Rourke (CoLOR) joint venture.

Two 27m-long prismatic girders have been lifted into position at the Station. The girders, weighing approximately 60t, were pre-enclosed in high-quality concrete for corrosion and fire protection purposes.  Both were lifted into position during two night possessions of the Underground and Network Rail lines beneath, ensuring the busy commuter routes remained available during key working hours.

Bourne Steel’s sister company Bourne Special Projects is also carrying out construction of a new entrance building on Turnmill Street, refurbishment of the existing Grade 2 listed station building and construction of a new North Train Shed Roof.

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