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Crossrail advertises third and final tunnelling package

Crossrail has today invited expressions of interest for the third and final running tunnel contract, C310, for the £15.9 billion project.

C310, which will be published in the OJEU, comprises the construction of twin 6.2m diameter bored tunnels from Plumstead Portal to North Woolwich Portal.

The length of each drive is approximately 2.6 km.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 24 March 2010.

Crossrail chief executive Rob Holden said: “This is an important day for the programme. The invitation to express interest in the Thames Tunnel contract means that we are progressing with the procurement of all three running tunnels contracts. It is another significant step towards delivering Crossrail on time and to budget.”