Wrightstyle has been chosen to supply a variety of systems for five new Crossrail Stations. Known for being one of the UK’s leading suppliers of advanced glazing systems, Wrightstyle will be able to add to their transport portfolio with this appointment to Europe’s largest construction project.
The company is based in Devizes and will be supplying systems to the new Bond Street, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel and Woolwich stations. These stations, when complete will form a part of the Elizabeth Line, created as a part of the Crossrail project.
The systems that will be supplied to the project by Wrightstyle will include blast rated curtain walling, structurally glazed screens and a fire-rated and ballistic screens. The work on these stations is expected to continue until the end of 2018, when the line is meant to be fully operational. The Crossrail project has been created in order to increase the rail capacity in London by 10% when the line is fully up and running.
The Elizabeth Line will cost around £14.8 billion in total and will feature 40 stations. Of these 40 stations visited by the new railway, ten will be new. It is thought that the Elizabeth Line will have the capacity for 24 trains each hour in both directions across the 100km of the new route.
For the work that has been carried out is Whitechapel Station, Wrightstyle was contracted by Kilnbridge and asked to fabricate, supply and install a range of curtain wall screens that will form a part of the new ticket hall which will be located on a mezzanine floor. In the past Wrightstyle has supplied airports around the world, delivering a high level of protection against a range of threats. This high safety standard is why the Wrightstyle have been selected to carry out work on the Crossrail project.