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Big Bang @ TFL, Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy 2018

TfL Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA)
Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy
Lugg Approach
E12 5LN
Thursday, 18 Oct 2018
Opening hours for visitors: 09:30 - 16:30

Come and celebrate Year of Engineering with TfL at their free Big Bang Fair!

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Organiser: TFL and STEM Learning


Big Bang@ TfL Free event for Key Stage Level 3 (KS3) Students!

As part of TfL's celebrations for the Year Of Engineering, TfL are running a Big Bang Fair on 18 October.

On 18 October students can come and partake in engineering activities at the TfL Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA), where Crossrail apprentices are trained to maintain the new infrastructure for the Elizabeth Line. They learn skills such as concrete spraying to line tunnels and signal maintenance. 

This Big Bang fair will give students the chance to see inside this exciting new facility and meet some of the engineers who keep London moving.

Book one of 5 1-hour sessions for upto 30 KS3 students per session: 
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:00 
15:00 – 16:30

Activities include: 

Career matching activity x 15 mins

Groups of 3-5 students will speak to different TfL engineers, including apprentices, graduates, and some of our more senior engineers, and ask them questions about their work and try to guess what their job is!

Virtual Reality (VR) activity x 15 mins

Try out TfL’s immersive Virtual Reality simulations, featuring the chance to have a go at our train driving simulator and experiencing the inside of our virtual cab.

London Transport Museum Circuit Challenge Activity x 15 mins

Build snap circuits and learn about how important electrical circuits are to our everyday lives.


Tour of the facility x 15 mins