Today the London Independent has published photos of progress at Crossrail. The £14.8bn project, slated for completion in 2018, will connect Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
The developers claim it will increase London’s rail capacity by 10 per cent.
The pictures show the five tunnelling machines carving new paths under the capital, and remodelling old ones, some of which were first used in 1878.
Over 7,000 people are working on the dig, which goes on 24 hours a day. Click image for more.