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Crossrail creates 400th apprenticeship

Crossrail has created its 400th apprenticeship; the milestone was celebrated by Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, when he visited the Bond Street Crossrail site.

First Crossrail tracks laid

First Crossrail tracks laid

The first section of track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on a new bridge in west London.

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40 Stations Connected

Building the new railway involves constructing eight new stations in central London and Docklands and upgrading many existing stations. Stretching from Reading and Heathrow in the west, across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, the new railway will cover over 100km of track including 21km of new twin-bore rail tunnel.