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Railway systems 360° image gallery

Our railway systems team are hard at work installing all the track, tunnel ventilation, high voltage power, traction power, signalling, communications and overhead line equipment into Crossrail's tunnels.  

These 360° photos show some of the works underway as the first permanent tracks are installed in in Crossrail's Thames Tunnel.

360° view of permanent track installed in Thames Tunnel

The majority of the track in the central section is formed from standard track slab. A total of 41.2 km of standard track slab will be installed on Crossrail using fibre reinforced concrete.

360° view of eastbound platform at Woolwich station with permanent track installed

Standard track slab installation from Plumstead portal to North Woolwich portal, passing through Woolwich station box.

360° view of giant multi-purpose gantry in Thames Tunnel

Four giant multi-purpose gantries, which have been specifically designed for Crossrail, carry and locate the track in the tunnels before it is concreted into place.

360° view of Crossrail's concreting train passing through Custom House station

360° view of Crossrail's concreting train approaching Victoria Dock Portal

Fitting out the railway

Fitting out the railway

A dedicated team of engineers is working around the clock to install the railway systems that will transform the new... Read more

Crossrail's fleet of bespoke machines to fit-out the tunnels

Crossrail's fleet of bespoke machines to fit-out the tunnels

A fleet of bespoke machines are being used in the fit-out of Crossrail's tunnels. Find out more about each of the machines... Read more

Europe's largest construction project

Europe's largest construction project

Crossrail in the biggest construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments... Read more

Crossrail’s 26 mile tunnelling marathon complete

Crossrail’s 26 mile tunnelling marathon complete

For three years between May 2012 and May 2015, eight 1,000 tonne tunnelling machines have bored 42km or 26 miles of... Read more