Further Crossrail passenger test from Woolwich undertaken

Today saw another test of Elizabeth Line services starting from Woolwich to test procedures before opening to the public.

The scenario today was evacuating passengers from a Crossrail tunnel via an escape shaft at Limmo Peninsula near Canning Town, between Custom House and Canary Wharf stations.

Starting point for three successive tests

Passengers set off from Woolwich where the test saw a train “fail” in a tunnel, before passengers were switched to another train and led to escape routes located at Limmo.

It appeared the test ran smoothly and follows two previous exercises; one last week with a thousand passengers and another the week before with 450.

Limmo Peninsula in 2018

Limmo Peninsula will eventually see 1,500 new homes having been a major Crossrail worksite over the past decade.

The development will continue the rapid changes seen around Canning Town station as high density blocks are constructed in a number of sites.

Completed 2021. Viewed from Canning Town station DLR platform. Next phase of separate Hallsville Quarter development seen on left

I recently took a look at changes in Canning Town which can be seen here.

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