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


25%
weight reduction of trains, designed and manufactured by Bombardier, UK


73%
of Crossrail construction equipment is fitted with diesel particulate filters or Euro stage 3b engines to reduce harmful emissions


120-year
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


32%
of construction material comes from recycled sources, surpassing the 15% target for the second year running


200
concrete segments are installed in the tunnels every day


90%
of materials used in the composition of the train are recyclable


£14.8bln
of funding has been made available for the construction of Crossrail