Crossrail in numbers

Materials World magazine
14 Oct 2014

One of the largest construction projects in Europe, Crossrail has released its 2013–2014 sustainability report. Natalie Daniels picks out some key facts and figures.

38% energy saving on lighting delivered by an innovative LED tunnel solution

weight reduction of trains, designed and manufactured by Bombardier, UK

of Crossrail construction equipment is fitted with diesel particulate filters or Euro stage 3b engines to reduce harmful emissions

design life that Crossrail will hold in the future

57,000 tonnes of emissions are hoped to be saved by reducing CO2

4 million tonnes
of excavated material

of construction material comes from recycled sources, surpassing the 15% target for the second year running

concrete segments are installed in the tunnels every day

of materials used in the composition of the train are recyclable

of funding has been made available for the construction of Crossrail