Bayswater Community Zone
In preparation for the arrival of the TBMs at Bayswater Junction in the first half of 2020, some works are required on services currently located under a section of the principal shared path (PSP) adjacent to Guildford Road. As a result, a section of the PSP will be temporarily shifted on to Guildford Road from mid-January to May. There will be times when a second route will be required, using an existing path on the eastern side of Guildford Road. Traffic management will be in place to guide PSP users.
View a map of the temporary changes to the PSP.
Within the dive structure construction of the portal building has been put on hold following the completion of the building’s lift shaft, which now spans several levels.
As the TBMs will be craned out in sections after breaking through the portal wall, the remainder of the building cannot be constructed until this set of work is completed.
Limestone pads have been built recently to support the 400-tonne crawler cranes responsible for lifting the TBM parts out of the dive structure.
Once the machines are dismantled, they will be removed from site and parts will be sold back to the manufacturer for reuse.
At the western end of site, following the completion of the retaining and noise walls, backfilling and compaction work is ongoing. At the same time electrical pits, pipes and soak wells are being installed.
Recently completed were the structures of the ballast box located on top of the Midland Line overpass. The ballast box consists of coarse aggregate (ballast) contained by concrete walls, which will hold the track in place, while allowing rainwater to drain.
View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - western section. (3.28MB)
View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - eastern section.