A huge construction site near Bank Tube station is preparing the way for a new tube station entrance to be built — oh, and a very large office block, oh, and it sits in a major archaeological location.
Once rather difficult to visit, and still only open to pre-arranged tours, a sizeable military bunker deep underground in Uxbridge will be open to visitors every weekend from this week for a trial period of three months.
In order to build a large underground station, Crossrail have taken over two plots of land and are digging down, then sideways to create a warren of tunnels underneath Bond Street. Yesterday was a chance to have a look.
A short walk from the mainline and DLR stations in Woolwich, a vast concrete box has been constructed underground — as the future Crossrail station for the area — and on the completion of the box, a short open-day was held to show off the cavernous structure to the public.
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.
One of the more locally at least controversial of the Crossrail stations is being built out in Woolwich and they have now finished the main building phase of the station box. So it will be opened up to the public later this month to have a look inside.