The largest infrastructure project in Europe

Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Venue: Weston Auditorium, De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. AL10 9EU.
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Gordon Masterton
Chair of Future Infrastructure at The University of Edinburgh, Former President Institution of Civil Engineers


1. Chris Binns
Chief Engineer, Crossrail

"Infrastructure, station fit-out and railway systems"

2. Joe Bednall
Head of Commercial, Crossrail Rolling Stock, Bombardier

"Crossrail rolling stock"


Crossrail is the largest infrastructure project in Europe. Its trains will be over 200 metres long and run from Reading, Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Canary Wharf, Woolwich, Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east. They will run in 21 km of new twin bore tunnels under the centre of London. When Crossrail opens it will increase Londonís rail transport capacity by 10%. Topics will include: construction of tunnels and stations, station fit-out and systems, power supply, communications, signalling systems and rolling stock.

Vote of thanks:

Peter Hansford
Former Government Chief Construction Adviser

Open forum:
An essential element of the prestige seminar is Question time when the audience can question the speakers and debate some of the issues discussed.
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6:00 pm Refreshments and networking
6:45 pm Welcome, EEESTA Innovation Award, Friends of EEESTA Award and Chairman's opening remarks
7:05 pm Chairman's introduction - Gordon Masterton
7:15 pm Crossrail infrastructure and railway systems - Chris Binns
8:10 pm Crossrail rolling stock - Joe Bednall
8:30 pm Question time
9:00 pm Chairman's summary
9:25 pm Vote of Thanks and formal session close - Peter Hansford
9:30 pm Informal continuation with speakers in the foyer
10:00pm Vacate venue