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19th Century Railway Tunnel Undergoes Renovation

A worker dismantles scaffolding in the Connaught Tunnels section of the Crossrail construction project in East London on Monday.ANDREW WINNING / Reuters

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A worker dismantles scaffolding in the Connaught Tunnel section of the Crossrail construction project in East London on Monday. Work is taking place to deepen, strengthen and widen the structure to ensure it is ready for the arrival of Crossrail trains, which will link central London with Maidenhead in the west and Shenfield in the east, upon its expected completion in 2018. The 1,800-foot-long tunnel was built in 1879 but has been derelict since 2006.

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 Project manager Linda Miller chats to Nick Mann of Crossrail as she poses in the entrance of the Connaught Tunnels section of their construction project in East London. ANDREW WINNING / Reuters
 A worker drills into the original brickwork inside the Connaught Tunnel in London on Monday. ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP - Getty Images

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