As Crossrail sees the light at the end of the tunnel – literally – these pictures show the enormity of its achievement.
Crossrail has released a series of pictures to mark completion of more than 37km (nearly 90%) of the running tunnels. Six of the eight tunnelling machines have now completed their drives, with tunnelling due to finish this spring.
Crossrail chief executive, Andrew Wolstenholme, said: “These fantastic images show the scale of work taking crossrail As Crossrail sees the light at the end of the tunnel – literally – these pictures show the enormity of its achievement. place around the clock beneath the streets of London. We are on schedule to provide London and the south east with a fantastic new railway in 2018.”
Over the coming months, while tunnelling will continue, Crossrail’s focus will shift to the substantial job of fitting out the tunnels, along with 10 new stations, construction of which has also passed the halfway stage.