Crossrail has released some fresh photos of the tunneling works going on deep under London at the moment.

More than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year. Six of Crossrail’s eight tunnelling machines have now completed their drives. The construction of ten new Elizabeth line stations in central and southeast London is more than half complete.

Over the coming months, while tunnelling will continue, Crossrail’s focus will shift to the substantial job of fitting out the stations and tunnels.

Click on the photos for larger versions.


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Bond Street platform tunnels

Terry Mahoney

Train tunnel at Paddington.

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Bond Street platform tunnels

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Tunnelling machine Elizabeth at Whitechapel

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Farringdon platform tunnel

More of my blog posts about Crossrail are here.



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  1. Henry Coleman says:

    Amazing and what a Marvell!

  2. LadyBracknell says:

    Very Bond villainesque. The TBM could be covered in lights and animated to make a machine for nefarious purposes.

    Are you going out to any of the sites at the other end? I am thinking Custom House, in particular.

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