’345s’ IN THE TUNNEL

Crossrail Update

With eight months to go until the scheduled Elizabeth Line launch, it’s all systems go. After the problems switching on power reported last month, the electrical substation at Pudding Mill Lane was successfully switched on – and with it the first 25kV overhead lines – on 1 February. This development meant that by the end of the month Crossrail was able to announce that an Elizabeth Line train had travelled through one of the new Crossrail tunnels for the first time without a locomotive.

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