New Photos Offer A Sneak Peek Inside The Crossrail Tunnels

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New Photos Offer A Sneak Peek Inside The Crossrail Tunnels
Cable management systems installed at Stepney Green. Image: Crossrail

It may be 18 months until trains are due to start running on Crossrail, but the tunnels are shaping up nicely.

New photos have been released showing the work going on inside the tunnels, including the installations of the overhead catenary system from which the trains will draw power.

Installing the overhead catenary system in the Thames Tunnel. Image: Crossrail

Over 1,500km of cable is being used to supply power, lighting and ventilation systems to the new railway.

The carriages which will be used to form the Crossrail services are being rolled out into public service already, between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

And yes, we are still calling it Crossrail, not the Elizabeth line. See more photos on the Crossrail website.

Overhead catenary system installed in the Thames Tunnel. Image: Crossrail
Cable management systems being installed. Image: Crossrail
Installing the overhead catenary system in the Connaught Tunnel. Image: Crossrail
The new gantry installed over tracks at the Victoria Docks portal. Image: Crossrail
The Control Room being inspected. Image: Crossrail

Last Updated 04 July 2017