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200-Year-Old Railway Tunnel Undergoes Renovation

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March 24, 2014 AT 12:57 PM
A worker is dismantling scaffolding in the Connaught Tunnel section of the Cross-rail construction project in East London on Monday. Work is taking place to deepen, strengthen and widen the structure to ensure it is ready for the arrival of Cross-rail trains, which will link central London with Maidehead in the west and Shenfiled in the east, upon its expected completion in 2018. The 1,800-foot-long Victorian Era tunnel was built in 1879 but has been derelict since 2006.