Crossrail’s Farringdon station reaches key milestone

7 December 2020

Crossrail has announced that Farringdon station on the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) is the first of the Central London stations to mark the completion of construction activity.

Having reached level T-12, the station is now ‘substantially complete’ and considered to be 12 weeks away from handover to project owner Transport for London (TfL).

Station contractor Bam Ferrovial Kier Joint Venture (BFK JV) can now begin to demobilise from the site before the station is handed over. The key remaining work involves the extensive testing and commissioning of systems prior to the line opening.

To continue to meet its obligations as main contractor, a reduced BFK JV team will remain at the station until next year, providing various services which include care and custody maintenance of the station assets and systems, and to support the final handover to TfL.

Crossrail CEO Mark Wild said: “This is an incredibly important landmark for both the team at Farringdon station and for the Crossrail project as a whole.

“We have now reached the end of the construction phase at the first of our Central London stations and the start of the testing and safety assurance journey which will enable us to hand over the station to Transport for London and open the Elizabeth line to passengers.”

Paddington is the next station expected to reach T12 level, followed by a number of other Central London stations in the coming months.