Crossrail Tunnel Boring Machines hit the West End!

The Tunnel Boring Machines have entered the subsoil of the West End last week on their way from the Park Royal portal to Farringdon where they will meet those travelling in the opposite direction.

The machines have passed under Hyde Park and Park Lane and are now under the west side of Mayfair and will take the next couple of months passing beneath Mayfair and then Soho as they make their way to Tottenham Court Road.

The machines are operating at some thirty metres below the surface beneath much of the existing infrastructure and we are told by Crossrail ought not to be audible from the ground. You can track the exact progress of the machines at the following website http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/near-you


 

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