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

View from bottom of the escalator barrel at Bond Street station

Surveyors align track prior to concreting

Surveyors align track prior to concreting

Permanent track installed through Stepney Green shaft

Permanent track installed through Stepney Green shaft

Permanent track installed through Limmo shaft heading towards Canary Wharf

Permanent track installed through Limmo shaft heading towards Canary Wharf

Floating track slab frames installed beneath Soho

Floating track slab frames installed beneath Soho

Frames for glass fibre reinforced cladding installed in platform tunnel at Tottenham Court Road

Frames for cladding installed in platform tunnel at Tottenham Court Road

Glass fibre reinforced concrete lining being installed in Farringdon station platform tunnels

Glass fibre reinforced concrete lining being installed in Farringdon station platform tunnels

Multi purpose gantry used to place rail and sleepers in tunnels

Multi purpose gantry used to place rail and sleepers in tunnels

Permanent Elizabeth line track installed through Woolwich station

Permanent Elizabeth line track installed through Woolwich station

Escalator barrel at Tottenham Court Road station

Escalator barrel at Tottenham Court Road station

Engineers work on train cross over below ground at Whitechapel station

Engineers work on train cross over below ground at Whitechapel station

Central concourse at Tottenham Court Road station

Central concourse at Tottenham Court Road station

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2 comments
  1. Richard G Mitchell says:

    Jaw-dropping

  2. Rodney Maennling says:

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