Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments undertaken in the UK. We are managing and delivering a multiple worksite programme with construction works running concurrently across the whole route. Over 100,000 hours have been worked on the project by people at over 40 construction sites.
The Open Doors events (part of the Open Doors Week - http://opendoors.construction)) are a perfect opportunity for young people interested in the construction industry, to visit our site and learn about the Crossrail story first hand. Whitechapel Station will provide a vital interchange between Crossrail, London Overground services and the London Underground. At peak times there will be 24 Crossrail trains per hour in each direction – in addition to the existing London Underground and London Overground services. This will not only ease overcrowding on the existing services but also support the economic growth in the surrounding area.
Visitors to the site will learn more about the Crossrail project, what it's like to work in the construction industry, and advice on where to go for further information.
After arriving at our site office you will meet and receive a presentation on our work and the kind of opportunities available in the construction industry.
Following the presentation there will be a view from a safe platform into the new station box area to show the progress being made.
We encourage you to ask as many questions as you want during the presentation and tour, this is an exclusive opportunity to meet our staff and see our site.
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Key Information about this event:
- We will be running a series of tours aimed at the those 16 years and older, who are interested in the construction industry.
- You must be 16 years or over to attend. Visitors, who are under 18 years must have parental/guardian permission to attend (a form will be sent to you after registering your ticket).
- The event is part of Open Doors Week - http://opendoors.construction and will have a focus on encouraging young people into construction, with information about job roles and routes to employment. We will have other tours throughout the year with a more general focus.
- Each tour will take 1.5 hours and there are four tours available in total for this year’s event.
- Visitors must be reasonably fit and able to walk up and down flights of stairs and comfortable at looking down at significant depth from heights.
- Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with restricted mobility or those who suffer from vertigo.
- Visitors will be walking around a live, potentially muddy / wet construction site. Due to this visitors are advised to wear suitable footwear (e.g. boots or sturdy shoes), and outdoor clothing that can potentially get muddy. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided on site. You will be required to submit size requirements as part of registering for your ticket.
- Smoking is not permitted on site.
- Mobile phones must only be used when in a place of safety indicated by site signage and your guide.
- You must follow your guide at all times and use the designated walkway provided, keeping clear of any moving vehicles or equipment.
- Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time. Each tour will start promptly at the stated time.
- There is no parking available on site or in the immediate vicinity. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.
- We cannot accommodate luggage, large bags, prams or pushchairs.
- Extreme weather may result in us having to cancel the tour. Visitors will be notified as soon as possible in that event.
- A maximum of one ticket per person can be booked for this tour.