Friends of Regent's Canal: "Crossrail lorry movement 'stitch up'"

Link to web site report (around March 2012)

"Lorries will be streaming night and day through West London delivering thousands of concrete tunnel lining sections to the canalside Crossrail tunnel portal at Westbourne Park near Paddington. The linings are being cast at the Old Oak Common Railway Depot next to the Grand Union Canal only 2 miles away near Willesden Junction, reports Del Brenner.

Link to Ham & High
"Thousands of tunnel sections are already being stockpiled at the rail depot beside the canal as this recent photo taken from the canal towpath shows.

"London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi, who is chair of the GLA London Waterways Commission, makes it clear in his blog The Qureshi Report that he strongly disapproves of the use of lorries to transport the tunnel linings , when using the canal would clearly be of great advantage and most practical." 

Link to response from Crossrail,
and technical report.

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