New images highlight Elizabeth line progress above ground.(Crossrail)


New images highlight Elizabeth line progress above ground

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New images released by Crossrail highlight construction progress above ground for the Elizabeth line.

The photographs highlight construction progress with the exteriors of the new stations and railway structures including:

  • Paddington: construction has started on the 120 metre long glazed canopy that will let natural light reach the platforms 30 metres below
  • Tottenham Court Road: brick and stone finishes are being installed on the two separate buildings that have been built above the station on Dean Street
  • Durward Street head house: the bell-wave pattern on the cladding of the ventilation shaft reflects the historic Whitechapel bell foundries
  • Victoria Dock Portal head house: colourful architectural finish on the top of the ventilation and emergency access shaft near Custom House station
  • Woolwich: the size, colour and material of the brickwork that clads the station and ventilation buildings echo the masonry of the armories that once stood in the area
  • Abbey Wood: the new timber and glass entrance of the nearly-complete station being delivered by Network Rail


Simon Wright, Crossrail Programme Director, said:

“Since construction began in 2009, much of the work for the Elizabeth line has mostly taken place below ground. The new stations and structures can now be seen rising upwards giving passengers a glimpse of their new railway that will open on time in December 2018.”