Tuesday 10 July 2018 4:26 pm

Crossrail latest: Tottenham Court Road's new Elizabeth Line station nears completion as December launch date draws closer

We've crossed the halfway mark for the year's countdown to the Elizabeth Line launch and new images have been released to show the progress made at the new Tottenham Court Road station.

The station will be at the centre of the capital's new railway, which will run from Berkshire and Heathrow in the west to east London and Essex in the east.

Europe's largest infrastructure project is now in its final phases, with the new trains being tested in the tunnels and stations being fitted out with architectural finishes.

The £14.8bn project is facing rising cost and schedule pressures, but TfL has said the line will still open in stages from December.

Read more: Crossrail’s coming: Here’s when the Elizabeth Line will open in December

Tottenham Court Road will have one of 10 new Elizabeth Line stations:

 

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