United Kingdom

Crossrail Tunnels 82 % complete

Tunnels for north east spur are excavted

In mid-June Tunnel Boring Machine Ellie has broken through into a cavern 40 m beneath Stepney Green, in the East End of London. The breakthrough marks the structural completion of tunnels for Crossrail’s north east spur, between Whitechapel and Pudding Mill Lane. It has taken Ellie just over three months to complete the 2.7 km journey, travelling as much as 72 m in a 24 hour period.  Now 1000 tonne Ellie (named after Paralympic Champion Ellie Simmonds) will be lifted out of the cavern and taken by road to Limmo Peninsula at Canning Town. From there she...

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