Posted on January 04, 2013

Over the Christmas period, we were commissioned by Network Rail to document the first stage of bridge works in Slough and Hillingdon - including three demolitions and one installation - in preparation for the arrival of Crossrail.

We installed a Lobster Pot camera system at each site, which captured the work in incredible detail, day and night. Our systems have cellular connectivity as standard, sending every image to our Lobster Vision software - this gives us (and you) remote access to the content from anywhere in the world, making tight post-production deadlines no problem. The electric Crossrail trains will be smoother, quieter and more reliable than current diesel-powered ones, with the on-going work providing extra clearance for new overhead electrical equipment. Once open, the line will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through the new twin-bore tunnels below central London, and on to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east - covering 73 miles and servicing 37 stations en route. Matthew White, Crossrail’s Surface Director said: “Crossrail will transform public transport, making it quicker and easier for people to get to a range of destinations across London and the south east. Residents in west London and Berkshire will benefit from new trains, frequent services and better stations as part of this multi billion pound project to improve rail services in and around the capital.” You can learn more about the project by heading over to the official Crossrail website.