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New aerial images show Elizabeth line stations beginning to take shape

By Nick Mann

New aerial images show Elizabeth line stations beginning to take shape

New images published today by the Crossrail project give a bird’s eye view of the Elizabeth line stations.

With under two years to go until the Elizabeth line opens through central London, the delivery of the new railway remains on time and on budget.

At many of the ten new stations across the capital, the architectural finishes are beginning to be installed. In the tunnels, over three quarters of the permanent track has been laid and the installation of other railway systems is underway.

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Simon Wright, Crossrail Programme Director, said: “These images highlight the extent of Crossrail’s progress. The new Elizabeth line stations are now taking shape with their ticket halls that will serve hundreds of thousands of passengers every single day. Below ground, as the fit-out of the stations continues, it’s now possible to get a real sense of how they will look and feel when they open at the end of the 2018.”

Mark Wild, Managing Director of London Underground, said: “It is great to be able to show the immense progress being made on the Elizabeth line stations. Thousands of men and women have been working all over London to build this fantastic new line. It’s a testament to Crossrail Limited who have worked hard to construct the track, stations and ticket halls that our customers will be travelling through from December next year.”

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Notes to Editors

The route will pass through 40 stations from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The Transport for London (TfL) run railway will be named the Elizabeth line when services through central London open in December 2018. The Crossrail project is being delivered by Crossrail Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of TfL, and is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and TfL.

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