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The Gallery | Milestone reached on Network Rail Crossrail works

Network Rail is celebrating reaching the halfway point of its £2.3bn programme of works to improve sections of the existing railway that will be used by Crossrail.

The programme will see about 50km of track added, a flyover created in Hillingdon and a tunnel beneath the railway at Acton. Facilities will be improved at 29 stations and parts of the Great Western Main will be electrified.

Crossrail will add 10% capacity to London’s rail network from 2018.

Rail Minister Claire Perry said today: “These works are a vital part of delivering Crossrail, and the halfway point is a real milestone in Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

“The vast improvements on the existing rail network go hand-in-hand with the impressive tunnelled sections. Together they will create a transformational rail link that will bring better and faster journeys for passengers across London and beyond from 2018, boosting jobs and economic growth.”

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