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Photos from the Railway Tunnel Under London’s Docks
Photos from the Railway Tunnel Under London’s Docks

Photos from the Railway Tunnel Under London’s Docks

Another visit to the Connaught Tunnel running under the docks in East London, and a chance to see how the works to make it suitable for Crossrail trains is coming along.

Mar
26
2014
A few Crossrail construction site photos
A few Crossrail construction site photos

A few Crossrail construction site photos

Just a few photos taken the other day when out rambling last week.

May
04
2013
The Connaught Tunnel – then and now
The Connaught Tunnel – then and now

The Connaught Tunnel – then and now

In about 4-6 weeks time, one of the more interesting parts of the Crossrail project will make a significant move forward as part of the Royal Docks is drained to reveal the top of a Victorian railway tunnel for the first time in nearly 80 years.

Feb
21
2013
More photos from inside the Connaught Tunnel
More photos from inside the Connaught Tunnel

More photos from inside the Connaught Tunnel

Last week I had a chance to go back into the Connaught Tunnel – the Victorian railway tunnel that runs underneath two of London’s docks and will be part of the future Elizabeth line service. As you may recall from

Apr
11
2012
Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands
Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands

Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands

A small octagonal brick building in docklands conceals a marvellous secret - an 18-metre deep Victorian shaft that is used to pump out water that leaks into the Connaught railway tunnel that runs under the docks.

Apr
04
2012
Photos inside a future Crossrail Tunnel
Photos inside a future Crossrail Tunnel

Photos inside a future Crossrail Tunnel

Last April I had a chance to walk through the length of the Connaught Tunnel, a disused railway tunnel in Docklands that will be refurbished for Crossrail. Today I went back for another look, although due to the now ongoing

Feb
02
2012
Walking through an abandoned train tunnel under London’s Docks
Walking through an abandoned train tunnel under London’s Docks

Walking through an abandoned train tunnel under London’s Docks

Although most of the train tunnels being built in London for Crossrail will be brand new, one section of tunnel will in fact be already over 140 years old when the first Crossrail train passes through. Built under the docks

Apr
28
2011