1 amazing images from the Crossrail projectArticle by Luke Upton
Today SmartRail World showcases 11 amazing photographs from the Crossrail project in London. The 118-kilometre (73-mile) railway line is one of Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure construction projects and is due to begin full operation in 2018, serving London and its environs by providing a new east-west route across the city. The project’s main feature is 42 km (26 miles) of new tunnels. Work on the central part of the line—a tunnel below Central London —and connections to existing lines that will become part of Crossrail began in 2009 after several decades of proposals. See above for ‘Completion of eastbound cavern at Stepney Green shaft’ on 14th May 2013 (Picture: Crossrail) and click read more to see some stunning pictures from this meg project….

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2 amazing images from the Crossrail projectExcavation site at Liverpool Street worksite showing well preserved burials only 1.5m below street level. (Picture: Crossrail/Juliet whitcombe)
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3 amazing images from the Crossrail projectThe Drill ‘Sophia’ at the Herrenknecht factory. Named after Sophia was the wife of Marc Isambard Brunel who built the first tunnel under the Thames. (Picture: Crossrail)
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4 amazing images from the Crossrail projectArchitects plans detailing a cross section view of the Canary Wharf Station ticket hall and platform. (Picture: Crossrail)
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5 amazing images from the Crossrail projectConnaught Tunnel Twin Bore. (Picture:Crossrail)
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6 amazing images from the Crossrail projectLiverpool Street Station West Ticket Hall West View – Structural Engineer Plan. (Picture:Crossrail)
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7 amazing images from the Crossrail projectRoman skull found at Liverpool Street ticket hall. (Picture:Crossrail)
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8 amazing images from the Crossrail projectTBM Elizabeth breaks through into Whitechapel Station. (Picture:Crossrail)
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9 amazing images from the Crossrail projectWallasea Island in Essex, the site of a major RSPB nature reserve being built upon 5 million tonnes of earth generated by Crossrail tunnel excavation. (Picture:Crossrail)
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10 amazing images from the Crossrail projectWelding the Cutter Head at Westbourne Park. (Picture:Crossrail)
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11 amazing images from the Crossrail projectTBM Elizabeth lowered into launch chamber 40 metres below ground. Named after Queen Elizabeth II, each TBM weighs approximately 1000 tonnes is 140m in length with an external diameter of 7.1m. (Picture:Crossrail)
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Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman of Crossrail will be a keynote speaker at the CBTC World Congress in London on 4-6th November. The CBTC World Congress incorporating SmartMetro, is the original and world leading event for over 300 metro network experts. For more photographs, videos and statistics from the Crossrail project click here.

And a big thank you to Tom Lawson, Digital Media Manager at Crossrail for assisting in sourcing these photographs.