Crossrail: 70 % of the Tunnels
have been driven
Crossrail is currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project – from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east of the English capital – involving a new 118 km long rail link through London and investment costs of some £ 14.8 billion (approx. 18 billion Euro). After being opened as planned in 2018, up to 24 trains per direction per hour will use the link with up to 200 million passengers annually.
The new construction route is divided up into a number of sections and runs in twin-bore tunnels over 21 km between Royal Oak in the west and Plumstead in the east...