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360° video: New footage lets passengers explore Crossrail tunnels

By Andrew Dempsey

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  • Interactive video lets viewer explore Crossrail’s new tunnels, 40 metres below the streets of London

A new interactive video gives passengers a unique opportunity to explore Crossrail’s recently completed tunnels 40 metres below their feet.

The interactive 360° video was shot from the front of one of Crossrail’s construction locomotives as it journeyed from Stepney Green cavern to Farringdon. The construction locomotives are used to carry people and materials through the tunnels.

The viewer can move the screen to look back at the driver or around the tunnels, cross passages and enlarged platform tunnels at Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Crossrail stations.

The video shows the completed tunnels, shortly before work to install the railway began.

Crossrail tunnelling completed in May 2015 - eight 1,000 tonne tunnelling machines spent three years creating 42km or 26 miles of new 6.2 metre diameter rail tunnels under London. The tunnels weave their way between existing underground lines, sewers, utility tunnels and building foundations from station to station at depths of up to 42 metres.

Crossrail construction commenced in 2009 at Canary Wharf and is now over 65% complete. Services through central London will commence in 2018.

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