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Pedestrian subway installed under railway line at Hackney Wick in four-day weekend

Passengers at Hackney Wick station will be able to get to their trains more quickly and more easily when the new station is completed next year, following the installation of a pedestrian subway during the Easter weekend.

The 2,000 tonne concrete structure was driven into place during the extended weekend, following its construction on the land next to the station. In an operation that took only four days, Network Rail’s main contractor VolkerFitzpatrick removed the existing tracks and platforms and excavated the land underneath to create space for the subway. The subway was then driven into place using self-propelled modular transporters. The track and platforms were then rebuilt so that train services could run as normal on Tuesday.

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