Fancy walking through a Crossrail tunnel next month? Well, you can if you are quick as they are offering a chance to walk through the tunnel at Woolwich.

The event will be held on Sunday 7 June starting at Woolwich Arsenal and finishing at North Woolwich.

To book a place contact the Crossrail helpdesk between 10am and 4pm today.

Sorry, the details I accidentally posted this morning were for local residents only.

For everyone else — there are 100 places available and they can be booked via this EventBrite link.

Bookings will be made on a ‘first come first served basis’ and will be available for specific time slots between 9am and 5pm.

The tunnel is 1.2km long and is curved and on a gradient both up and down throughout. The total walk should take an average healthy adult about 1 hour.

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Key T&C’s

  • No children under the age of 14 will be allowed and 14 to 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult
  • Unfortunately this visit is not suitable for those with restricted mobility or those who suffer from vertigo
  • Photographic identification must be presented with your ticket
  • You may be subject to a persons and belongings search Items such as stolen property, drugs, alcohol, explosives, firearms or component parts, offensive weapons, protestors materials and professional recording equipment will not be allowed
  • No bags will be allowed and please note there are no storage facilities available
  • No dogs or other animals will be allowed
  • No bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller blades, wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs are permitted
  • No food will be allowed into the tunnel, however drinking water will be provided
  • Smoking and the use of electronic smoking devices is forbidden
  • Appropriate clothing and shoes for a walking event should be worn as the tunnel environment is cool . Flip-flops, open toed sandals or high heels will not be allowed
  • Visitors must be fit enough to walk down flights of stairs and through the tunnel
  • You will be in a construction site environment and the walking surface is uneven in sections. Entry to the tunnel will be via temporary staircases of approximately 60 steps to the level where the walk commences.
  • From the tunnel exit there is a 700 metre walk to the site exit near the Holt Road/Albert Road junction from where it is a short walk to local buses and the DLR at London City Airport.

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Article last updated: 27 May 2022 08:54


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  1. Paul Smith says:

    This event is restricted to Woolwich residents.

  2. Dave Thorn says:

    Got through after 5 mins on hold to be told it was open for registration AFTER 4pm today and that at that point you could also book on the web.

    Was I just being fobbed off?

  3. Jack says:

    I got through after hold for 5 mins too. I understand the 10am-4pm window is for Woolwich residents only, and after 4pm today, non-Woolwich residents can register (if there are any spaces left!).

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