Crossrail has unveiled plans to create a permanent line-wide art exhibition across eight of its new central and east London stations.
Work on Crossrail has exposed a burial ground opened in Farringdon at the time of the Black Death.
More than a dozen skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death have been unearthed in the City of London.
The Transport Secretary and Crossrail Chief Executive are today urging businesses from around the UK to make sure that they reap the benefits of the construction of the capital's £14.8bn rail link.
The Crossrail 2 - a new rail link between south west and north east London - project has received overwhelming support from the public according to public consultation.
The Mayor of London has hailed the project as crucial in relieving congestion, boosting economic growth in the capital, and offering a vital interchange if the high speed HS2 national rail service goes ahead.
London's Crossrail is currently the biggest construction project in Europe, but it's not just building a transport link. The earth excavated from the capital is being used to create a reserve for wild birds in Essex, run by the RSPB.
Contractors have just delivered their one millionth tonne of soil to the location, making it the largest movement of earth out of central London since the Edwardian age, as Martin Stew explains.
Crossrail has delivered its one millionth tonne of earth excavated from underneath the streets of London as it builds a new nature reserve in Essex.
A huge tunnelling machine has finally completed its18 month journey beneath the streets of London from Royal Oak to Farringdon. It has created the first tunnel that will be used by Crossrail. Piers Hopkirk shows us what London's east-to-west route will look like when it finally opens in 5 years.
Boris Johnson said: "The completion of the first section of Crossrail tunnel is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved in delivering this landmark infrastructure project."
The first completed tunnel in the £14.8 billion cross-London Crossrail project has been unveiled. Tunnel machine Phyllis bored 4.25 miles between Royal Oak and Farringdon in the city of London in an 18-month operation.
Crossrail's seven giant tunnelling machines have completed more than nine miles of the 26 miles of new train tunnels that will link east and west London. Another 8.75 miles of new passenger, platform and service tunnels are being constructed below the new Crossrail stations.
– Ian Lindsay, Crossrail’s Land and Property Director
We are very pleased to gain planning consent to develop this much needed residential space.
Building above the Fisher Street site is part of our strategy to regenerate areas all along the line and capture the value presented by the creation of Crossrail.
It should be an attractive site for developers and ultimately a very attractive place to live in the middle of one of the world's greatest cities.
Plans by Crossrail to develop 30,000 square feet of residential space in Holborn have been approved by Camden Council. The eight-storey development will contain 22 one, two and three bedroom apartments.
The development will sit above a Crossrail shaft in Fisher Street - a single storey structure that provides access and ventilation to the below ground Crossrail tunnels.
Elizabeth - one of crossrail's tunnel boring machine - broke into Stepney Green Cavern; one of Europe’s largest mined caverns yesterday.
The breakthrough is the first of four that will take place at Stepney Green. Elizabeth's sister machine, Victoria, is due to breakthrough into the site in the next few weeks.