Amazing set of photos from the Crossrail project

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Outstanding photos and info Zimri, cheers :)
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  3. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    They should hire that shit out for LaserQuest, it'd be amazing.

    If only there was some kind of benevolent TV programme hosted by a jewellery-clad cigar-smoking oddball that fixed it for such wishes to come true, if only.
     
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  4. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    I know this is the wrong type of geeking for this thread, but I'm slightly fascinated by how they manage projects like this. On the one hand it seems far too big for any one person to be an overall project manager, on the other it seems like a recipe for disaster to have project management too fragmented. It must be a fine line to walk.

    Good pics btw.
     
  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    It's quite simple. Look:

    crossrailmanagement.png

    um...
     
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  6. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    Ha. So if I read that right, the Programme Board does the overall project management?
     
  7. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    Mmm, not so simple. It seems they have three area teams, then one other team to tie it all together: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/careers/world-of-crossrail/programme-delivery/

    It has to be said, the whole organisational structure isn't really clear from the website - and that diagram above only gives the macro-picture. It would be great to see a more detailed version.
     
  8. ChrisD

    ChrisD .

    Were there any building foundations in the tunneling zone? I remember when going on a tour of a big skyscraper project as an Architecture student in the 1970's being told of contractor finding "secret" tunnels which once all the sub contracted labour had blocked up again were less than secret. No one was able to advise of their existence unless piling machines got in the way. Amazing project thanks for the postings.
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ace pics, as ever :thumbs:
     
  10. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Seconded.
     
  11. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    Bloody good
    Hope break though is captured on video.
     
  12. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Really loving your posts Zimri - keep up the good work!
     
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  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    200mb+ warning!
     
  14. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    I must look at google

    Has there been a documentary on this build?
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yup a bbc one
    really good
     
  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  17. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    The recent BBC one was 'The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway'.

    On you tube, all three episodes:





    It's very much a fly-on-the-wall type documentary with human stories as the work takes place rather than a Discovery Channel style story of the development of the project, but plenty of good stuff in there.
     
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  18. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    Thanks I'll have that I this morning
     
  19. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    Don't apologise your post are great.
     
  20. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    I'm looking at new post on phone!
    post as always
     
  21. dlx1

    dlx1 Sitting by phone waiting for a call

    The doc on now BBC 2 19:00 Sunday.
     
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  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    news at 10 now bbc1
     
  23. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Thanks for taking and posting these, a fantastic insight.
     
  24. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Looking for something else entirely, I found this pic of how it used to be done...





    [​IMG]
     
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  25. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Zimri thanks for the amazing photo's. :D
     
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  26. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Sorry if you have already answered this; what happens to the TBM afterwards? can they be dis-assembled and sold on for use elsewhere or are they left buried? Thanks again for these pictures and the insight they give.
     
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  27. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Crossrail now recruiting trainee drivers ! You have till September to apply
     
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  28. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    I'd rather be growing things but apprecate the amazng pictures and tech on this thread. :thumbs:
     
  29. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Thanks, fascinating!
     
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  30. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Can't they get the shields to TCR and direct them towards the course of Crossrail 2 and leave them waiting for that? :)
     
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