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The Gallery and Video | Liverpool Street Crossrail tunnel breakthrough

Dragados Sisk’s tunnelling works have broken through to the eastern end of Liverpool Street’s Crossrail station.

Crossrail tunnelling works video

The breakthrough, 8.3km from the tunnel’s starting point on the Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, marks the completion of 95% of Crossrail’s 42km of tunnels.

The 1,000-tonne tunnelling machine Victoria - named after the monarch who oversaw the birth of British railways – will soon begin its final 750m bore to Farringdon, as will sister machine Elizabeth, linking all Crossrail tunnels together for the first time.

Crossrail Facts

  • Crossrail’s 1,000 tonne tunnel machine Victoria breaks into Liverpool Street station
  • Over 40km out of 42km of Crossrail train tunnels now constructed
  • Crossrail tunnelling will conclude in spring 2015
  • Countdown to end of tunnelling will shortly begin when Victoria’s sister machine, Elizabeth, starts final journey from Liverpool Street to Farringdon

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