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Watch: Crossrail tunnelling under London comes to an end

After beginning in May 2012, tunnelling machine Victoria reached Farringdon on 4 June to complete its three-year marathon.

During this time, 26 miles of the 6.2 m-diameter tunnels have been bored beneath London, with dedicated teams working 24-hour days in order to complete the rail network upgrade on time.

The below video from Crossrail, depicts the Crossrail route in its entirety through a drone’s eye timelapse, plucking out a few chosen stats as well.

Source: Crossrail

Crossrail tunnelling: a drone's eye view

The video ends with Victoria breaking through the final section at London’s Farringdon station.

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