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The Gallery | Crossrail's first tunnelling machine completes its journey to Farringdon

Crossrail has completed the construction of the first of its new train tunnels under London with the arrival of tunnel boring machine (TBM) Phyllis at Farringdon in central London this week.

The announcement came as Crossrail’s eight TBMs reach the halfway point in their 42km marathon tunnel build under the capital.

During the coming weeks, Phyllis will be dismantled and her 130m long trailer system will be removed from the tunnel via the recently completed Fisher Street shaft.


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