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See inside Crossrail with new images of Elizabeth Line connecting west London with the east

The full Crossrail project is due to be completed by December 2019 when Ealing will be linked with central London

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New images of Crossrail, which will link Reading and Heathrow in the west through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, have been released.

The pictures show the tunnels and track purpose built for the Elizabeth Line trains.

The main power supply in the tunnels under central London will come from two new bulk supply points, which are being built at each end of the new railway.

New images of the crossrail, which will link Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, have been released(Image: Crossrail)

More than 1,500km of cable is being used to supply power, lighting and ventilation systems to the new railway.

Crossrail released the images soon after getwestlondon reported that five stations the line will use in West London have been delayed until 2019 .

Ben Wheeldon, programme director for Crossrail at Network Rail, said: “The timeline for the introduction of the Elizabeth Line is on track.

New images of the crossrail, which will link Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, have been released(Image: Crossrail)

“Network Rail has already delivered extensive infrastructure upgrades to enable the introduction of the Elizabeth Line, and by December this year we will have completed all of the rail infrastructure in Ealing needed to support the testing of Elizabeth line trains in advance of their introduction next May.

“The new station building and accessible pedestrian footbridge will be completed by December 2019, which is when the Crossrail project completes and the full Elizabeth Line services are introduced, linking Ealing with central London.

New images of the crossrail, which will link Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, have been released

“As a result of Crossrail construction work for the Elizabeth Line, passengers and residents in Ealing are already seeing real improvements to their railway and train service.

"The electrification of the line to Maidenhead and a new lengthened bay platform at Hayes & Harlington has facilitated the introduction of GWR electric services to Paddington, providing over 1,000 seats into Paddington at the busiest times.”

New images of the crossrail, which will link Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, have been released(Image: Crossrail)

A Crossrail train started running from Liverpool Street to Shenfield in June, with more new trains expected to replace the TfL Rail trains on the route.

The TfL-run railway will see services through central London open in December 2018.

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