Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line. They show the track laying, the fitting of the curved wall plates in the huge central stations and some of the crossover junctions.
Half of the permanent track on the line has now been laid, and nearly all of the platform structures, which will give step-free access to the 200m long trains at all of the 10 new stations, have also been built.
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View from bottom of the escalator barrel at Bond Street station
Surveyors align track prior to concreting
Permanent track installed through Stepney Green shaft
Permanent track installed through Limmo shaft heading towards Canary Wharf
Floating track slab frames installed beneath Soho
Frames for cladding installed in platform tunnel at Tottenham Court Road
Glass fibre reinforced concrete lining being installed in Farringdon station platform tunnels
Multi purpose gantry used to place rail and sleepers in tunnels
Permanent Elizabeth line track installed through Woolwich station
Escalator barrel at Tottenham Court Road station
Engineers work on train cross over below ground at Whitechapel station
Central concourse at Tottenham Court Road station
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