Crossrail Meets 400 Goal

20 January 2015     JTL

Europe’s largest construction project, Crossrail, has fulfilled its commitment ahead of schedule to create at least 400 apprenticeships over the lifetime of the project.

It follows the Government’s success in starting 2 million apprenticeships during this Parliament, as pledged.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited the Bond Street site in January to congratulate the milestone apprentice, Fatima Alghali (23).

Mr  McLoughlin said: “This Government is investing significant amounts in the country’s infrastructure. As we start work on other major projects, like HS2 and the Thames Tideway, apprenticeship programmes that ensure young people have the right skills to build our long-term economic future are vital.”

Crossrail will run from Reading and Heathrow in the West, through new tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East, calling at 40 stations.

Ten new stations will serve as calling points: Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House, Woolwich and Abbey Wood.

It’s estimated that the service, set to open in 2018, will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London, linking them to key employment, leisure and business districts.

Crossrail Meets 400 Goal

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