The Crossrail Elizabeth Line is in its final stages of construction and when complete will provide a new high-speed link through central London. The line will cross 41 stations including Farringdon, Canary Wharf and Tottenham Court Road. T-T Controls have been a part of making the new line operational by supplying a range of TFL (Transport for London) and Crossrail specification control panel systems.
T-T Controls have provided four new standard control panels to Bank station in preparation for the enhancements of the station in preparation for Crossrail, the panels have been wired to suit the customised requirements of TFL. This work is part of the upgrade works that are taking place to make sure these stations are suitable for the new line. The panels supplied will operate the drainage pumps and provide level control, operational monitoring and status indication to the remote data centre.
At Tottenham Court Road station, T-T Pumps have completed an install of complete packages of both TFL specification control panels and pump sets, as part of the work that is being complete to construct new entrances to ensure this station is suitable for the additional Elizabeth line which will stop at this station. All the standard control panels have been manufactured onsite at our Crewe headquarters.
It will take a number of weeks for T-T Controls to install and test seven new control panels which will be installed at Farringdon station, again to cater for the new line. Following this, an additional four panels will be installed in time for the new Elizabeth line to be operational.
Crossrail is intended for the general public to use in December 2018, therefore all panels supplied by T-T Pumps need to be tested and operational in advance of this time, T-T Pumps are working to meet tight deadlines to ensure Crossrail stays on time and budget.
Jane Delicata, T-T Controls Manager comments “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Crossrail and TFL to provide a range of new panels for the Elizabeth Line. The T-T Controls team pride themselves on meeting deadlines and providing the high-quality products that are required for TFL. We have a dedicated team working on the project to ensure all control systems meet the Crossrail and TFL's high standards and specifications. Our test team work closely with Crossrail and TFL, making sure all panels work tirelessly controlling the systems in the Underground”
The new Crossrail line will enhance the underground service and reduce journey times. The new train will be 200m long and have space for 1500 passengers, there will be 42km of the new tunnel and 10 new stations will be built, along with improvements to many more. The Crossrail project will provide a 10% increase in London’s rail capacity and T-T Controls are proud to be a part of the project providing cost-effective and reliable pump and control equipment.
T-T Controls have the capabilities to provide bespoke panels wired to any specification suitable for motor control. For more information call +44 (0) 1630 647200.