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Crossrail tunnel boring machine breaks into Liverpool St Station

Another of the Crossrail tunnel boring machines have made their dramatic breakthroughs into an underground cavern -- this time the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station.


Photos from Crossrail’s huge Stockley flyover

While much of the Crossrail works are understandably focused on the tunnels under London, there are some significant upgrades being carried out on existing railways as well -- such as the Stockley Flyover in west London.


New Crossrail photos

Crossrail has released some fresh photos of the tunneling works going on deep under London at the moment.


Visit a future Elizabeth line train depot

When the future Elizabeth line trains go to sleep at night, one of their bedrooms will be a large new depot being built at Old Oak Common, and next year there is a chance to have a look at the site.


Brunels’s original rail infrastructure excavated near Paddington

Remains of structures built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for his Great Western Railway have been unearthed near Paddington in west London.


Chance to visit some Crossrail building sites

As part of the London Open House Weekend, a number of Crossrail building sites will also be opening their hoardings to the public.


Crossrail Tunnels uncovered at Paddington

The new Crossrail station box being dug down at Paddington has dug down deep enough to reach the tunnels drilled out by the tunnel boring machines -- and now they are demolishing them.


Crossrail tunnelling machine Jessica completes her journey

Crossrail’s tunnel boring machine Jessica has completed a new train tunnel from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, breaking into Victoria Dock Portal in east London.


Final concrete ring cast for Crossrail tunnels

Crossrail has cast the last of the 250,000 concrete segments that are being used to line the tunnels under London.


TV documentary about Crossrail on BBC2

Something for your diaries, as the BBC is to show a three-part documentary about the construction of the Crossrail tunnels and stations.


Footbridge for Crossrails’ Canary Wharf Station Completed

An area of Canary Wharf that has been sealed off for years has recently reopened as a long covered footbridge linking the future railway station to the famous steel clad skyscraper has been completed.


Crossrail gets a baby Tunnel Boring Machine

Crossrail rather famously has several very large tunnel boring machines, but has now just launched a tiny little baby one as well.


Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations

TfL has launched a second consultation about the planned route for Crossrail 2 which could see the two locations most closely associated with it losing their stations.


Elizabeth line stations exhibition opens in City Hall

Crossrail has set up a display of the initial design proposals for public areas surrounding 31 of its stations. It's a bit of a display boards on stands sort of exhibition, and nothing about the tunnels here -- it's all about the stations themselves.


A few photos from the Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station

Just a quick update on works at the Elizabeth line station next to Canary Wharf, where the "project eden" style inflated skin is nearing completion.