Tunnelling work across London for the £14.8bn Crossrail scheme has been finished. Eight boring machines have been cutting their way through earth to create 26 miles (42km) of tunnels. Services, which are due to start in 2018, will run as far west as Reading in Berkshire and as far east as Shenfield in Essex. During a visit to the Crossrail site at Farringdon, David Cameron said the project was 'an engineering triumph'. Boring machine Victoria's breakthrough at Farringdon on Wednesday night completed tunnelling through the capital. [From Richard Buckby]
A major milestone is reached as tunnelling work is completed in the £14.8bn Crossrail scheme.