A section of the Custom House station struts which have been manufactured in Nottinghamshire and will now be transported down to London where along with other sections it will be assembled on site.
The Transport Secretary and Derbyshire MP Patrick McLoughlin has visited the Laing O'Rourke plant where a new railway is being made before it is transported to London.
A jigsaw-style new railway is being made at Laing O'Rourke's plant in Worksop before it is transported 165miles to East London and assembled to form Crossrail's new Custom House Station.
Up to 275 people at the site are currently working to provide sections of the Custom House station for London's £14.8bn Crossrail project.
The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP, and the Chief Executive of Crossrail, Andrew Wolstenholme, will visit the Midlands today to urge companies to get involved in the business opportunities that will arise in Crossrail's supply chain over the coming years.
The £100 million Laing O'Rourke plant is constructing large sections of Crossrail's new Custom House station before transporting them to East London where they will be assembled.
It is estimated that Crossrail and its supply chain will generate at least 75,000 business opportunities.
Companies in the East and West Midlands are being encouraged to continue making the most of opportunities from Crossrail, Europe's biggest construction project.
The £14.8 billion rail link across London is currently being built.
The project supported around 2,500 jobs in the Midlands last year.
Hopes that Derby train-maker Bombardier will win a £1 billion pound contract to build trains for the Crossrail project have been given a boost by the Transport Secretary.
The tendering process for the work to build carriages for the proposed line running through London has opened today.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening said she was:
– Justine Greening MP, Transport Secretary
"keen to understand and communicate the benefit of this contract to the UK economy".
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