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A legacy of innovation
Skills and experience gained are already benefiting other projects in UK and internationally, in Sydney, Vancouver and San Jose.
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Moving the industry forward

The Elizabeth line has advanced industry thinking and practice, with our experts at the forefront of driving change in tunnelling, shaft construction, platform design, ventilation, systems integration and more.

Skills and experience gained are already benefiting other projects in UK and internationally, in Sydney, Vancouver and San Jose.

Throughout our involvement with the project, our engineers have authored in-depth technical papers to further the knowledge and understanding of specific areas of a megaproject. These are published on Crossrail’s Learning Legacy website, a collation and dissemination of good practice, lessons learned, and innovation aimed at raising industry standards.

Papers written by or co-authored by Mott MacDonald staff:

Systems and electrical

  • “Digital railway – telecoms technologies for the Elizabeth line – an infrastructure manager’s perspective”, Philip Bartholomew, Archana Radhakrishnan
  • “Elizabeth line earthing electrode testing lessons learned”, Malcolm Anderson
  • “A review of reactive electrical power and power factor correction in the Crossrail low voltage systems”, Mohammed Abu-Qulbain, Stuart Hill
  • “Delivering a safety justification and navigating closure of dependencies (from an earthing and bonding perspective)”, Sarah Dale
  • “System integration EMI issues in large complex installations – a case study”, Jimmy James
  • “A people centred design: human factors integration of the Crossrail route control centre”, Zoe Cooper, Karen Wright
  • “Earthing design and installation for the Elizabeth line”, Malcolm Anderson
  • “RAM in an interconnected world”, Paul Muchatuta, Tomas Cuesta Brooke-Turner

Sprayed concrete lining tunnelling

  • “Fire design strategy in permanent tunnel linings (secondary linings)”, Jose Suarez Diaz
  • “Design methodology for permanent complex structures: secondary lining design of junctions”, Eleanor Sillerico Mayta, Jose Suarez Diaz, Richard Brierley
  • “Design and construction of Crossrail Stepney Green sprayed concrete lined caverns”, Nicholas Tucker, Katherine Scevity, John Comins, Emilio Linde
  • “Design of sprayed concrete linings in soft ground ─ a Crossrail perspective”, Jiang Su, Alun Thomas
  • “Delivering a safe integrated SCL design: the challenges and successes of Crossrail contract c300/c410”, Adrian St. John, Andrew Pickett, Andrew Kendall, Vicky Potts, Damian McGirr
  • “Crossrail sprayed concrete linings”, Andrew Pickett
  • “Crossrail sprayed concrete lining depressurisation at Stepney Green caverns”, David Harris, Andrew Davis, Emilio Linde
  • “Tunnelling out of a drift filled hollow under Moorgate”, John Davis, Roser Roler, Nigel Hill, Dr Alfred Stärk
  • “Stepney Green cavern – design concepts and performance of SCL lining”, Michal Uhrin, Thomas Schultheis, Nicholas Tucker

Lifts and escalators

  • “Design and construction of inclined escalator shafts and stair audit at Liverpool Street and Whitechapel stations”, Eleanor Sillerico Mayta, Jose Suarez Diaz, Romain Vivier, Eric Marchand, Sam Ahmad

The Moorgate shaft

  • “Application of the observational method on Crossrail projects”, Ying Chen, Duncan P Nicholson, Peter Ingram, Stuart Hardy, Hock Liong Liew, Imran Farooq, Giovanna Biscontin
  • “An innovative verification process speeds construction of Crossrail's Moorgate shaft”, Imran Farooq, David Place, Brian Steele, Hock Liong Liew, Sergio Vitorino
  • “Moorgate shaft base slab, design, detailing and construction”, Adrian Douglas, M Smith, J Hunter
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