1000 ton steel rail flyover installed near Heathrow


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Passengers on the Great West Main Line (GWML) near Heathrow will have noticed a considerable amount of construction over the last 18 months and this reached a crucial stage at the end of May. A 120 metre long steel flyover weighing 1000 tonnes was installed over the GWML as part of Crossrail project. It is the largest single span rail bridge to have been installed anywhere to the west of London since Brunel was building railways.

Crossrail will not only enable passengers to travel from Reading to Essex through London without changing trains, but at the same time relieve the London Underground system as Thameslink has done on a north-south axis. It will become considerably easier and faster to travel between Heathrow and London’s main commercial and financial districts such as the West End, the City and Canary Wharf once the project is…

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