Check out this movie trailer type video created by Crossrail to promote the fact that after years of digging, the new tunnels under London are nearly finished – and judging by the dramatic music and lights, will be directed by Christopher Nolan.
With the rest of the tunnel boring machines finished, the final TBM has just broken through into Liverpool Street – with only the relatively short hop to Liverpool Street to go. You can see the Liverpool Street breakthrough below:
The tunnelled section of Crossrail is due to open in 2018, with the eastern above-ground section due to secretly begin operations later this year when Crossrail takes over the Shenfield to Liverpool Street section of the line in May. (Don’t expect to see any Crossrail branding until 2018 though).