Crossrail Ltd has released a series of images that highlight the progress of work to deliver the Elizabeth line.
London’s newest railway – 73 miles in length – will connect the capital to the home counties, with 10 new stations constructed to service the Elizabeth line.
The project has made great strides in the last year; Crossrail Ltd recently confirmed more than 90% of the project is now complete.
To mark this level of progress, the series of images highlight the progress made on the construction part of this huge infrastructure project which is now in its final stages.
Elizabeth line stations are now being fitted out and only recently, the first train was driven through the tunnels, with other tests to come.
Images include those of Paddington station’s 21-metre long escalators; Bond Street western ticket hall which will lead passengers to the platforms 28 metres below ground; Whitechapel station’s striking framework is also profiled, where the integrated ticket hall will be located.
The images released by Crossrail Ltd also display the Old Oak Common depot, complete with a view of the stunning new fleet of trains, which will be maintained at the depot.
Howard Smith is the Operations Director for the Elizabeth line. He is excited at the vision of these ‘dynamic’ spaces.
“Seeing our striking new stations take shape is an extremely exciting time for all involved in the historic Elizabeth line project. We look forward to opening these dynamic new spaces to Londoners and visitors when we launch the railway in nine months’ time.”
Andrew Wolstenholme, Chief Executive of Crossrail, added: “After almost a decade of hard work from tens of thousands of men and women across the country, the construction of the Elizabeth line has entered its final stages.
“This fantastic set of new images shows the huge amount that has been achieved.”