The Anonymous Widower

Crossrail’s Secret Ventilation Shaft

When I researched the ventilation shafts for Crossrail, I was surprised how few of them there are.

But there was one I missed that is not mentioned in the usual web sites and it was built in 2004.

This article on the website describes a secret ventilation shaft for Crossrail underneath Moor House.

Crossrail's Secret Ventilation Shaft

Crossrail’s Secret Ventilation Shaft

How much disruption was avoided by incorporating the shaft in the building?

One advantage in the early firming up the route of Crossrail 2, is that if a building has to be rebuilt on the route, it can incorporate features so that it is ready for the line.

April 15, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


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