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'Jigsaw' station structure completed

Credit: Crossrail

The structure of the new Crossrail Custom House station in the Royal Docks has been completed. 825 sections of the building were pieced together like a jigsaw in a year and a day. When completed in 2018, the station will enable passengers to travel to and from Heathrow in 45 minutes.

Credit: Crossrail

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Inquest into death of Crossrail worker opens

An inquest into the death of a worker who died last year whilst working on the Crossrail project has opened this morning.

René Tkacik, 44, who died on 7 March after he was hit by a section of freshly applied shotcrete at Crossrail’s Fisher Street site.

He died as he sprayed concrete through a hose - known as "shotcreting" - used by Crossrail contractors.

A silent vigil was held outside this morning. Credit: David Standard/Leigh Day.

A silent vigil was held outside the Coroners Court this morning.

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