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Crossrail: Dismantling the final TBM

Crossrail’s final tunnelling machine, Victoria, is being dismantled 40 m below Farringdon in central London following the completion of Crossrail tunnelling. Roger Mears, Crossrail Eastern Tunnels Project Manager said: “Thanks to the quality of these marvellous machines and skill of the teams who operated them, Crossrail’s tunnels are now complete, ready for the complex task of fitting out the railway.” Victoria’s 130 metre trailer is being removed via the shaft at Stepney Green and returned to manufacturer Herrenknecht, with parts recycled for future tunnelling projects. The cutter head is being cut into small pieces (see image) and removed from Farringdon.

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