Crossrail: Latest images from Bond Street show how close London's infrastructure project is to completion

 
Catherine Neilan
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This is what's been happening under your feet (Source: Crossrail)

Crossrail may be another two or three years from completion, but the latest images released from London's £14.8bn infrastructure project show that the tunnels 30 metres below Oxford Street have already been finished.

The western ticket hall on Davies Street is now "structurally complete" while excavation of the eastern hall on Hanover Square is due to finish soon.

Construction of the 250 metre long platforms is nearing completion and installation of the frames to support the full height platform edge screens is now underway. The track, signalling and overhead power equipment will begin to be fitted next year, as will the station itself.

Chris Pateman, Crossrail’s Bond Street project manager, said: “Construction at Bond Street continues to make excellent progress. Since work began over five years ago, our highly skilled teams have worked tirelessly to complete the tunnels and excavate the huge new ticket halls.

"When Bond Street Crossrail station opens in 2018 it will be a fantastic gateway to Oxford Street and the West End.”

Crossrail is expected to usher in huge changes to the parts of London it covers, raising house prices by as much as 60 per cent throughout the line. House prices within a 10 minute walk of Bond Street have already risen by 82 per cent since the project was first 2008.

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