The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has been touring the new high speed cross rail works today.
Danny Alexander says that the project is on schedule, and when it is complete it will be ‘a whole different ball game’ for people living and working in the capital.
Some of the retail services around Canary Warf is expected to be opened later this year, however the full project isn’t expected to be complete until 2018.
This 1,000-tonne machine called Elizabeth, broke through the eastern end of Liverpool Street's new Crossrail station.
Engineers say the next stop will be Farringdon, which will link all the tunnels for the first time.