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Crossrail Pit Stop: Innovating Sensor Systems

Date: 1 December 2015 09:00 - 2 December 2015 17:00

Crossrail Limited is delivering a new railway for London and the South East. Europe’s largest infrastructure project, it has completed construction of 42km of tunnels and continues to build 10 new stations and improve 30 more.

The finished railway will be an accessible route of 40 stations from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through central London and to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Crossrail will change the way people travel.

It will add 10% to central London’s rail capacity, reduce journey times and increase choice. Following the successful completion of tunnelling in the spring, the focus of the construction programme has shifted to the huge task of fitting out the empty tunnels, stations, shafts and portals with the infrastructure, power and technology required to become a fully operational railway.

More than 10,000 people are working at over 40 construction sites to help deliver the project. The railway will open in phases from 2017, run through central London in 2018 and be fully complete in 2019. Sensors have been deployed on a limited scale but there may be greater scope for their use during the course of fit-out and rail systems installation.

The Pit Stop

The Crossrail Pit Stop will investigate how sensor systems and data analytics can help find innovative ways of increasing efficiencies during the delivery of the Crossrail project.

The Pit Stop will connect selected innovators with key stakeholders from both Crossrail and their delivery partners. Over one and a half days through a series of collaborative workshops, participants will get a chance to engage with key stakeholders and industry experts to discuss and develop innovative approaches to the use of sensor systems in large scale infrastructure projects.