Young people celebrate their achievements
Young Crossrail Design a Carriage Project
Eight London schools along the Crossrail proposed route were joined by Crossrail's chairman, Sir Christopher Benson, to celebrate their designs for a Crossrail train on 10 March 2004 at 11.30am at London's Transport Museum Depot in Acton (opposite Acton Town tube station, Gunnersbury Lane, W3).
The curriculum related design project is jointly sponsored by Cross London Rail Links, Bombardier Transportation and London's Transport Museum.
It was launched
last year under the supervision of Crossrail Education Consultant, Stephen
Brice. Students were invited to take a behind the scenes tour of the Museum's
Depot in Acton Town for inspiration. All work submitted receives feedback
from staff at the Museum, Crossrail or Bombardier Transportation, a representative
of whom will be flying in from Berlin for
Sir Christopher Benson, Chairman of Cross London Rail Links, the company charged by the Government to develop Crossrail Line 1, said he was very impressed by the high standard of projects.
'These young people are the passengers of the future - it is fitting they should be involved in designing a train which they will use in the future.
'Crossrail has broken new ground by involving those at secondary school age with the 'Design a Crossrail Carriage' project. I hope it encourages more people to use public transport and also more interest as engineering as a career. The country is short of engineers. I am also pleased to see that awareness in safety has been raised. '
were briefed to find design solutions relating to issues such as how to
prevent vandalism, the design and location of seating, litter bins and
luggage spaces. The train must also be able to cope with commuters, mass
transit passengers and travel to and from Heathrow Airport. Students also
had to bear in mind that the Crossrail network will ensure that it eases
March 12th 2004