The Crossrail Paddington Station will take the form of an underground box measuring 260m long, 25m wide and 23m deep, and located directly under Departures Road and Eastbourne Terrace. Construction will generate 160,000 cubic metres of excavation, 80,000 cubic metres of concrete and 15,000 t of reinforcement. It is due to commence in October 2011 and be completed by early 2017. http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/paddington/
New platform 4 in Reading station - part of Network Rail’s project to upgrade the station and railway in Reading. Reading is one of the busiest parts of country’s rail network and its complicated track layout constricts the number of trains that can run. Network Rail is changing the track layout and building new five platforms and two new entrances at the station to decongest the railway and improve passengers' journeys. Submitted by Eimear Fitzpatrick, Network Rail.