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Crossrail in a jam with Astoria nightclub discovery

A hidden vault under the old Astoria nightclub has been unearthed by Crossrail builders and it has revealed an unexpected history of one of Britain's first condiment suppliers.


New Elizabeth line train being tested in a huge freezer

One of the future Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) trains has made a trip to Vienna -- to be frozen.


New books about Crossrail archeology released

Five new books about the archeology uncovered during the Crossrail project have been published, to add to two previous books that were released earlier this year.


Crossrail art goes on display

A major construction project will have photographic records of the work done, but can also sometimes seek out more artistic interpretations, and Crossrail has done that.


Elizabeth Line’s arrival to see cuts to buses along Oxford Street

The arrival of the Elizabeth Line (nee, Crossrail) in a couple of years time will see more changes to central London -- as buses services are to be cut.


Elizabeth line’s railway station at Abbey Wood taking shape

Abbey Wood's new station is beginning to take shape with the timber structure of the distinctive roof now complete.


Photos from the Crossrail station at Bond Street

With just over two years to go, the public are getting an early glimpse of the future Elizabeth Line stations, as Crossrail opens up some of its building sites to the public.


Largest ever Crossrail archeology exhibition to open

The largest display of archeology from the Crossrail project is set to go on display in Docklands it has been announced today.


Great Plague of London found in Crossrail skeletons

Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague.


Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line.


Crossrail offering tours of its building sites

As part of next month's Open House Weekend, Crossrail has confirmed that it will be holding open days letting people down into some of their tunnels and stations.


Crossrail book shows off the finished station designs

If you want a sneak peak of what the new stations will look like when Crossrail hands over to the Elizabeth line, a new book has been published all about them.


From Tudor Mansion to City Farm – Crossrail’s Stepney Revelation

A surprisingly rich and cosmopolitan past has been revealed in East London's Stepney as part of the archeology associated with the Crossrail project.


20 photos of the new Crossrail / Elizabeth line trains

Earlier today, the media were shown a working Elizabeth line train, currently being tested at Bombardier's facility in Derby.


A proposal to rename the Northern Line

When the Crossrail project announced that it would be called the Elizabeth line, few realised it was the second attempt to have an Elizabeth line in London.


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