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After all these years...

...they actually seem to have started work on Crossrail...

It's started!

...at least according to this hoarding in Soho Square.

I suspect its the start of surveying the ground for the Tottenham Court Road station extension


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Feb. 6th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, and there's another one just round the corner in Carlisle Street (outside Private Eye's office). They both seem to have drills, so I suspect they're taking some core samples to see just what's underneath Soho before they have to start tunnelling.

Edited at 2008-02-06 08:31 pm (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Lots of Betamax porn tapes and old copies of Private Eye.
Feb. 6th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
And patisserie.

(I speak as one wqho used to visit his godfather's premises on Brewer Street. If you look in the right place, you can still find a stone door lintel with the name 'Floris' on.)
Feb. 6th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Meanwhile, the Second Avenue Subway is still under consideration in New York City -- as it has been intermittently since at least the 1930s.
Feb. 6th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
They've got signs up for a crossrail construction site on the middle island of the big roundabout under the Westway, where Marylebone Road becomes Harrow Road:

Map here

Since it will eventually be coming out more or less opposite my house I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

Edited at 2008-02-06 10:08 pm (UTC)
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