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Network Rail connects existing rail network with Crossrail tunnels

The rail connection between the national rail network and the Crossrail tunnels has been successfully completed, linking east to west through Central London for the first time.

Photos – Fit-out of the Crossrail tunnels

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

A tour of the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Oak

In around 2018, when the first Crossrail passengers come into London from the West, they leave the existing overland railway near Royal Oak tube station and dip down into the tunnels that will run under the city. In order for