Rail shed removal signals progress on UK’s largest civil engineering project.
Keltbray has demolished old rail sheds near London’s Euston Station to clear the way for HS2 tunnelling works to start next year. HS2 Ltd has released time lapse footage of the sidings project, below, which prepares the site for a tunnel portal.
Euston Station is to be the main London terminus for the High Speed 2 rail line and the 11 new platforms to be built will make it twice the size it is now. Twin 13-mile long tunnels will take trains out of London via a new station at Old Oak Common linked to Crossrail. At the southern end will be a tunnel portal, built on the site of the now-demolished carriage sheds, just south of Mornington Street Bridge.
The demolition, which took nine months to complete, was managed by HS2’s London enabling works contractor, Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV), working with demolition contractor Keltbray. Up to 70 people were employed to bring down the sheds, working alongside the West Coast Main Line.
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