Crossrail, has unveiled its first completed train tunnel 18 months after tunnelling machine, Phyllis, started her four mile journey from Royal Oak to Farringdon.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Infrastructure Minister Lord Deighton and Deputy Mayor for Transport Isabel Dedring were the first visitors to set foot inside the completed tunnel.
The trio entered via the future Crossrail Farringdon station. The ministers met several workers and apprentices who helped build the new tunnel. Work on the project will carry on over the festive season as the countdown to opening in 2018 continues.