Crossrail: "Bakerloo Line Link Project Tunnelling Works at Paddington"

"You may be aware that as part of the Crossrail project, London Underground (LU) has started the construction of the Bakerloo Line Link (BLL).

"The BLL is a passenger subway between the new Crossrail Paddington station platforms on Eastbourne Terrace and the LU Bakerloo line platforms.

"The BLL is scheduled to open in 2018 along with the Crossrail central London service. The contractor carrying out the work on behalf of LU is Costain Skanska Joint Venture.

"A temporary shaft has already been constructed within the RMG building on London Street to provide access for the personnel and machinery required to tunnel the deep level BLL connection.

"The tunnelling process started in November 2015 and will continue until January 2017, when the fit-out works will commence.

The team is working 24 hours, 7 days a week during the tunnelling works to fulfil safety regulations. The project will shut down for the Christmas holidays between 25th December 2015 to 4th January 2016.

The construction site contained within the Royal Mail building gives the opportunity to ensure that disruption to the local community is kept to a minimum."

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