In Photos: Installing Crossrail’s Escalators

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Crossrail’s launch keeps creeping closer and we’re getting more excited. The crafty team has released yet more exciting photos from the project, this time of the new escalator installations.

Crossrail is installing a whopping 81 new escalators across the network. Canary Wharf comes out the winner here, boasting 17 new escalators, more than any other single station. The longest escalator is at Bond Street, a 60 metre bad boy that brings passengers down to platform level 25.7 metres below. By our calculations this will make it the second longest escalator on the TfL network — Angel’s record is safe for now.

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In total 2.8 kilometres of new escalators are being installed — we’ll leave you to do the requisite football pitch calculation. The escalators at Canary Wharf are finished and as you can see from the photos, and many others aren’t far behind.

It’s also worth checking out is this timelapse video of an installation:

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Vanessa Hope-Lewis, Crossrail Lift and Escalator Field Engineer, said:

Over 200 million passengers a year will use these escalators to access the newest addition to London’s transport network. As the Crossrail project passes 85% complete, the installation of these escalators is another step forward in the completion of the Elizabeth line ahead of its opening on time in December 2018.

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Feast your eyes upon many more fantastic photos:

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