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In pictures: Crossrail construction enters final stages

Crossrail’s £14.8bn construction has now entered its final stages, with fit-out of the new stations and tunnels at an advanced stage.

The project team will begin handing over the completed infrastructure to Transport for London from this summer. TfL will lead the railway’s testing and commissioning phase ahead of the opening of the line in December this year.

Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme said: “After almost a decade of hard work from tens of thousands of men and women across the country, the construction of the Elizabeth line has entered its final stages.

“This fantastic set of new images shows the huge amount that has been achieved, and gives passengers a glimpse of their new railway ahead of its opening at the end of the year.”

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