Crossrail has handed over the Farringdon Elizabeth line station, built by the BAM, Ferrovial, Kier joint venture (Team BFK), to Transport for London (TfL), making it the first central London station to reach handover.
This news follows a number of firsts for the BFK project team. Farringdon was the first central London project team to reach Stage Completion 3 (SC3) and T-12 status, which means it was 12 weeks away from being handed over to the infrastructure manager, Transport for London. It was also the first and only Elizabeth line station to achieve the BREEAM excellent accreditation in its post-construction review. It achieved this for its dedication to the environment and social sustainability through the design and construction stages.
Throughout the delivery of Farringdon station, there were 82 apprentices and 10,000 people were inducted into Team BFK. The project team showed continued enthusiasm and commitment to innovation, as well as using new build techniques. This commitment resulted in a number of awards and was demonstrated in the team’s dedication to implementing BIM across the project.
Jose Antonio Pariente, Project Director, BAM Ferrovial Kier, said: “Farringdon has led the way by becoming the first central London Elizabeth line station to hand over from Crossrail to TfL. The commitment from every single member of the BFK team as we have worked collaboratively with our client Crossrail throughout has been nothing short of commendable.
“The legacy of the construction phase – innovation, engineering, social impact will endure for generations to come. It has been an extraordinary scheme to deliver and I would like to thank all involved for their strength, resilience, and determination to get the station handed over and to the excellent standard we have achieved.”
Mark Wild, Crossrail Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Farringdon station has been handed over to London Underground, this is a huge milestone for Crossrail.
“I am proud of everyone who has worked so hard to get this magnificent new railway station over the line and we look forward to more stations reaching this stage in the coming months.”
When the Elizabeth line opens, Farringdon station will be one of the busiest in the UK, connecting with Thameslink and the London Underground.
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