In Pictures: Crossrail Beyond the Main Drives

Crossrail have released another batch of photos related to their current tunnelling operations. Interestingly, these seem to focus more on activites beyond the main tunnel drives than the previous batch. It includes, for example, photos of Sophia – the first of Crossrail’s Slurry TBMs – and both Crossrail’s Thames Tunnel and Cable Tunnels at Liverpool Street.

The pick of these images are included below.

Tunnel Segments at Plumstead

Tunnel Segments at Plumstead

Sophia, one of two Slurry TBMs, at Plumstead

Sophia, one of two Slurry TBMs, at Plumstead

Crossrail's Thames Tunnel

Crossrail’s Thames Tunnel

Digging platform tunnels at Whitechapel

Digging platform tunnels at Whitechapel

A spotlight casting shadows in the platform tunnels at Whitechapel

A spotlight casting shadows in the platform tunnels at Whitechapel

The scale of the platform tunnels at Whitechapel

The scale of the platform tunnels at Whitechapel

Machinery at Stepney

Machinery at Stepney

Working on cable tunnels at Liverpool Street

Working on cable tunnels at Liverpool Street

Working on Liverpool Street station tunnels at Finsbury Circus

Working on Liverpool Street station tunnels at Finsbury Circus

Inside a working TBM, looking back from the cutting head section

Inside a working TBM, looking back from the cutting head section

Maintenance work on a TBM

Maintenance work on a TBM

Written by John Bull