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Video of the Week: Crossrail the Musical!

Posted by Emily O'Dowd on Nov 18, 2016

London's Crossrail project has been under construction Crossrail video resize -min (1).png
since 2009 and is currently Europe's largest rail project. Work is underway to complete the stations and the last of the tracks, especially now that more than half have been successfully laid. By 2018 the 200m long trains will be able to transport 1,500 passengers per journey and is expected to improve London's rail capacity by 10%. It is hoped to relieve the current congestion on existing London Underground services such as the Central, District and Piccadilly lines which are the main East to West passenger routes. Farringdon will become the busiest station along the line and the UK as it will integrate rail services between Thameslink, London Underground and Crossrail catering for over 140 trains every hour! Here at SmartRail World we have covered the full progression of this project which is now 77% complete. So far, Crossrail have amazed us with their archaeological findings, complicated construction methods and now with their musical talent!

This quirky video adopts the viewpoint of a Crossrail track to take us beneath the surface of one of the greatest engineering projects in Europe. Turn on your sound and enjoy the rail industry's first ever musical!


SmartRail World will bring this new video feature to you every Friday! We will present an array of interesting, bizarre and informative videos for your entertainment. If you come across a video that you would like to share on our website then please send your suggestions to

Last week's video of the week can be viewed here: Danger on one of the busiest railways in the world.

For other Crossrail stories covered by SmartRail World, you might be interested in:


Crossrail update: Automatic Train Operation, CBTC & more.



Topics: VideoOfTheWeek

Emily O'Dowd

Written by Emily O'Dowd

On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in the industry she enjoys reading, running and sailing.

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