AIVC Event – The Elizabeth Line : How It was Built Under London

You are invited to join Basingstoke IVC Science enthusiasts at a talk on “The Elizabeth Line — how was it built under London and how will we look after it?” to be delivered by John Crosfield.

Sadly, after nearly 85 meetings, it is very disappointing, if quite understandable, that Henley Cafe Sci have to suspend operations due to the uncompromising coronavirus.

They will resume their live cafes as soon as possible. The speakers previously booked all hope to appear at some time in the future. In the mean time, Henley Cafe Sci are experimenting with online cafes:

The central section of the £19billion Crossrail project is planned to open for passenger service in 2022. The business case envisaged benefits of £42 billion, with some 10 per cent of journeys made on the London Underground involving the Elizabeth Line and journey times across London substantially reduced.

To achieve this has required the creation of 42km of 7m-diameter tunnels deep below the capital. John will describe the challenges encountered in the engineering of the tunnels and stations and the very different approach to the monitoring and maintenance of the new railway infrastructure compared with the existing Underground.

John Crosfield BSc is a chartered civil engineer. He was the project’s head of technical assurance from 2012 to 2019 and then lead assurance engineer in the Crossrail handover delivery team.

Please register to attend at Cafe Sci Henley (c[email protected]) and we will send meeting details just before the event. If you would like to have a test log-in before the meeting, please mention this when you register.


October 14


07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

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