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Video: Inside Farringdon Crossrail

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By M@ Last edited 7 months ago
Video: Inside Farringdon Crossrail

Tunnelling for the mighty Crossrail project is complete. The last boring machine came to rest in June 2015, completing 26 miles of deep-level tunnel. Now the focus turns to fitting out the tunnels, laying tracks and preparing stations. The new east-west rail route is on course to open in December 2018.

Following the tunnel completion, we visited the Farringdon dig to take one last look at tunnel boring machine Elizabeth, before the kit is dismantled and removed. Watch the video above, and browse the images below for more information.

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Media representatives descend into the pit.
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Worksite of the eastern ticket hall.
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Looking down through the eastern ticket hall.
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Looking up from the base of a ventilation shaft.
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Strong struts buttress the pit walls.
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A peculiar orange-lined tunnel.
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Through the concrete.
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Looking west along the eastbound running tunnel.
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The remains of tunnel boring machine Elizabeth.

See photos and video from our other Crossrail site visits.

Last Updated 26 October 2016