As Londoners will know, the city has been disrupted for several years by the construction of Crossrail – a new train line that will join east and west suburban rail services, and allow commuters to take trains right into the heart of the capital. Today, Crossrail has released some astonishing new images of the tunnels so far.
The above image is taken from around Bond Street station, and show a stark example of exactly what modern engineering is capable of: Unlike tiny Tube tunnels, these are four times as large and can take two full size commuter trains. What’s even more astonishing is that tunnels of this size have been dug just metres below the feat of millions of people by a gigantic tunnel-boring machine. Take a moment to think about how incredible that is.
Crossrail services are due to begin in 2018.
You can see the rest on the Crossrail website.