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Seminar Business Cases & London Crossrail Site Visit

27 October 2010 All day

As a follow up to the Network Meeting in Vienna, specialists from the UK Department for Transport offered NETLIPSE members a Seminar on Business Cases of Large Infrastructure Projects and a site visit to the London Crossrail Project. On the 27th of October 2010 14 delegates from 4 different countries in Europe visited the Department for Transport in London.

Seminar Programme

  • 09.15 – Welcome.
  • 09.30 – Introduction to economics by Emma Hall and Jonathan Saks (Strategic Transport Analysis and Review).
  • 10.45 – Introduction to project business cases and economic appraisal by Tom Worsley and Lorna Torkington (Rail Network Analysis and Modelling).
  • 12.00 – A case study: The West Coast Main Line by Matt Dillon (National Rail Projects).
  • 13.00 – Lunch break.
  • 14.30 – Crossrail: Corporate Crossrail video and take initial questions by Sarah Perring and Julia Lloyd (DfT Crossrail team).
  • 14.45 – Travel to Canary Wharf.
  • 15.15 – Introduction to Crossrail – the Act, Governance arrangements, progress, strategic aims and route along and then description of works at the Canary Wharf station site.
  • 16.00 – Close.

London Crossrail Project

The Crossrail Project is the largest civil engineering project in the UK and the largest single addition to the London transport network for over 50 years. Crossrail will connect the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to commuter areas east and west of the capital.

It will be a world-class, affordable railway, with high frequency, convenient and accessible services across the capital. It will:

  • Relieve congestion on many Underground and Rail Lines;
  • Provide new connections and new services;
  • Bring new modern trains;
  • Provide eight new stations in central London.




27 October 2010