Crossrail is among the most ambitious construction projects our country has seen. From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will benefit millions.
The scale of the railway is breath-taking. Stretching from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west through central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Crossrail covers 118km and involves constructing 42km of tunnels, building eight new stations and upgrading 28 existing stations.
Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project also includes one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever undertaken in the UK. This offers us the opportunity to reveal the layer cake of history that is hidden below London’s streets and acts as a catalyst for learning about our past.
Here we celebrate the half-way point of our archaeology works and share some of our key discoveries to-date.
You can also download PDF copies of the exhibition panels below.