Atkins wins Crossrail contract 

Network Rail, the company responsible for the design, development and delivery of the parts of Crossrail that are on the existing network, has awarded engineering and design consultancy Atkins a contract for a scheme at Acton, west London, to improve the reliability of passenger services and deliver increased freight capacity.

When Crossrail services begin in 2017, even more trains will travel along the Great Western main line (GWML), so work is needed to improve capacity in the area.

Atkins will be responsible for the design element of the work to build a dive under at the west end of Acton freight yard and modifications to Acton yard.