Posted on February 01, 2013

Between the 24th and 29th of December, Network Rail installed a new double junction at the Acton Freight Yard - part of the ongoing work to improve the Great Western main line ahead of the new Crossrail services beginning in 2018.

The installation was the first step towards building a new Acton underpass - or 'diveunder' - which will give large freight trains access to Acton Freight Yard without needing to cross the passenger tracks, ensuring a more reliable service for passengers. We installed two of our Lobster Pot camera systems at the site, which documented the work in high-definition - day and night. Every project is unique, and we work closely with our clients to ensure we choose a shooting schedule that suits the rate, duration and complexity of the work. As always, full-resolution images from each camera were uploaded remotely to our Lobster Vision server - allowing the project teams to follow every stage of the complex operation in amazing detail, anywhere in the world. When Crossrail is launched, it will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the West, through the new twin-bore tunnels under central London, and on to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East - bringing an additional 1.5 million people closer to the capital. For more information on the Crossrail project, head over to the official website.