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The Gallery | New aerial footage of Crossrail progress

Crossrail has released new aerial images which give a bird’s eye view of the progress of the new Elizabeth line stations.

Crossrail said that at many of the 10 new stations across the capital, the architectural finishes were beginning to be installed. In the tunnels, over three quarters of the permanent track has been laid and the installation of other railway systems is underway.

The line is due to open in 2018 and will pass through 40 stations from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

“These images highlight the extent of Crossrail’s progress,” said Crossrail programme director Simon Wright. “The new Elizabeth line stations are now taking shape with their ticket halls that will serve hundreds of thousands of passengers every single day. Below ground, as the fit-out of the stations continues, it’s now possible to get a real sense of how they will look and feel when they open at the end of the 2018.”

London Underground managing director Mark Wild said: “It is great to be able to show the immense progress being made on the Elizabeth line stations. Thousands of men and women have been working all over London to build this fantastic new line. It’s a testament to Crossrail who has worked hard to construct the track, stations and ticket halls that our customers will be travelling through from December next year.”

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