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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A Hole in the Ground


A hole in the ground it maybe, but it is a pretty important  one and an expensive one as well. (£42 billion).  OK not all of that price is just this hole, that is the cost of all of Crossrail.  This patch is Farringdon.  This was where the tunnelling from Crossrail and Thameslink tunnels met.  They weren't too bad in their calculations only a 100 ft out, so this station will have the longest platform as a result, 350 ft instead of the usual 250ft.

The entire project is projected to finish in 2019, linking east and west London making commuter times faster for thousands of Londoners.  It promises the time travelling to Heathrow for most journeys will half. 

6 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I expect they'll be a few million quid out on their calculation of the cost by the time they're finished too. Never mind, the taxpayer will foot the bill. Hey, I must own a little bit of that hole!

Sharon Anck said...

There was talk here about putting part of our light rail system underground but the cost was something like four times more expensive. This will be fantastic when it's done.

Bill Nicholls said...

Crossrail links up with Reading as well

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Interesting picture, you did well to get that viewpoint..

William Kendall said...

We have a similar hole in the ground- a tunnel being dug beneath the core for the light rail system. It's due to be finished in 2018.

VP said...

We just saw the roof gardens above the Canary Wharf station...

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