Eastbourne Terrace Full Closure for 2 years
Waiving of Assurance 605 to allow CRL to fully close Eastbourne Terrace for two years for the construction of the Crossrail Station box.
Due to changes in construction methodology, Crossrail Ltd (CRL) proposed to fully close Eastbourne Terrace for two years to complete the Paddington Station box works below the ground level.
After considerable detailed assessment and consultation with local businesses and residents, a scheme to manage the impact of the works was drawn up, and the Cabinet Member for Built Environment approved the proposed closure for 2 years on 16th December. On that basis a legal agreement was signed and sealed between the City Council and CRL on 23rd December to ensure that CRL and/or TfL will work closely with the City Council to carefully monitor the impact of the station box works and the resultant bus diversions.
The legal agreement will be included as a new Assurance under the Crossrail Register of Undertakings and Assurances to ensure compliance from CRL and their contractors. Any breaches of the new Assurance will be reported to the Secretary of State for action.
The Environmental Minimum Requirements documentation which includes the Crossrail Construction Code are binding on CRL and contractors. Council officers will closely monitor the impacts of the Crossrail works through the documents. The bus diversions will be managed by the Crossrail Paddington Station Construction Traffic Diversion Route Management Strategy, which will be kept as a 'live' document to ensure that it will be reviewed and updated regularly until the full closure is complete.
CRL are required to, in any event, use reasonable endeavours to adopt mitigation measures that will further reduce any adverse environmental impacts caused, insofar as these mitigation measures do not add unreasonable costs to the project of unreasonable delays to the construction programme.
Temporary Traffic Order (TTO) applications have been submitted by CRL to implement the detailed highways and traffic arrangements to enable the full closure. Further TTO's will be considered as required as part of the monitoring process.
Eastbourne Terrace is scheduled by CRL to reopen in February 2014. The table below shows CRL's indicative programme in the construction of the Paddington Crossrail station box.
|Taxi deck opening||11th Feb 2012|
|Eastbourne Terrace full closure and bus diversions||13th Feb 2012|
|Drive X TBM pass through Paddington site area||Q2-Q3 2012|
|Station Box: top down construction||Q3 2013-Q4 2014|
|Reopening of Eastbourne Terrace to partial closure||Feb 2014|
|Above ground level works||Q3 2014-Q1 2016|
|Station Box: bottom up construction||Q4 2014-Q1 2016|
|Reinstatement of Eastbourne Terrace||2016-2018|
TfL confirmed that it is their intention to restore bus services currently diverted away from Eastbourne Terrace to their original routing once the relevant Crossrail works have been completed.
For information about accessibility during the two-year closure period, please see this informational leaflet from TfL.
Any queries/complaints in relation to the Crossrail works or the bus diversions must be reported to the 24 hour Crossrail Helpline on 0345 602 3813 or email@example.com for full investigation and remediation by CRL and their contractors.
- Background Information on Eastbourne Terrace Full Closure
- Crossrail's Schedule 3 proposal for Eastbourne Terrace full closure
- Paddington Crossrail Station plans and specification application Planning and City Development Committee Report 6th October 2011
- Paddington Crossrail Station construction arrangements application Planning and City Development Committee Report 6th October 2011
- Paddington Crossrail Station environmental statement
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