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Spray Concrete Lining work at Stepney Green shaft..Crossrail workers are making good progress on building 26 miles (42km) of tunnels beneath the capital. .The new Crossrail route includes a 26 mile (42km) section of tunnels beneath London. Five huge tunnelling machines are now in operation in west, east and southeast London with over 5.5 miles (9km) of tunnels now built.  Tunnelling is also well underway beneath central London station sites using Sprayed Concrete Lining 'mining' techniques to create a further 7.5 miles (12km) of platform tunnels and cross passages..Crossrail's construction commenced on 15 May 2009 at Canary Wharf..The total funding envelope available to deliver Crossrail is £14.8bn. The Crossrail route will pass through 37 stations and run 118 km (73 miles) from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km (13 miles) tunnels below central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east..When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. Crossrail services are due to commence through central London in 2018. .Crossrail is being delivered by Crossrail Limited (CRL). CRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London. Crossrail is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London.. *Editorial Use Only*.gv general view.CAP/PLF.Image supplied by Capital Pictures

Spray Concrete Lining work at Stepney Green shaft..Crossrail workers are making good progress on building 26 miles (42km) of tunnels beneath the capital. .The new Crossrail route includes a 26 mile (42km) section of tunnels beneath London. Five huge tunnelling machines are now in operation in west, east and southeast London with over 5.5 miles (9km) of tunnels now built. Tunnelling is also well underway beneath central London station sites using Sprayed Concrete Lining 'mining' techniques to...
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