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Massive Bores

Not exactly major news, but interesting (ish…) none the less… Crossrail has completed a milestone in the construction of one of the world’s largest man-made caverns at Stepney Green. Workers are today marking four years since the start of construction, and hopefully, trains will run through the cavern between central and east London from 2018.

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Incidentally, Crossrail is inviting suggestions of ‘modern day heroes’ as part of our competition to name the final two tunnelling machines that will be used to build the new rail tunnels beneath London. A total of eight Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) will be used to build 26 miles (42km) of tunnels beneath London to form the central section of the Crossrail route. So do contact them here if you know any massive bores…

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