New images released by Crossrail highlight the latest fit-out activity underway in the tunnels between Royal Oak Portal and Bond Street.

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Permanent Crossrail track installed between Royal Oak Portal and Paddington

Permanent Crossrail track installed between Royal Oak Portal and Paddington

To support permanent track installation in the west, a concrete shuttle is used to transport concrete from a temporary railhead at Westbourne Park.

Concrete shuttle approaching Paddington station

Concrete shuttle approaching Paddington station

Pre-mixed fibre reinforced concrete from the batching plant is loaded onto the shuttle, delivered into the tunnels and pumped into place.

A fleet of customised machinery is supporting the fit-out of the tunnels.

Concrete shuttle moving through tunnel towards Paddington station

Concrete shuttle moving through tunnel towards Paddington station

These works are part of Crossrail’s railway systems activity to fit-out the tunnels, stations, shafts and portals with the vital infrastructure ahead of TfL-run Elizabeth line services operating through central London from 2018.

Track installation work between Royal Oak Portal and Paddington

Track installation work between Royal Oak Portal and Paddington

Rail and sleepers installed through Paddington station prior to concrete being poured

Rail and sleepers installed through Paddington station prior to concrete being poured

Permanent Crossrail track installed between Royal Oak Portal and Paddington

Permanent Crossrail track installed between Royal Oak Portal and Paddington

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