Mane Rail & Infrastructure Issue 9 - February 2018 - Page 3


One of the greatest legacies of the Crossrail project is the archaeological discoveries made on various sites during construction. Since 2009, the start of the Elizabeth Line construction, tens of thousands of items have been uncovered. More than 100 archaeologists have examined items from 40 sites. Some of these artifacts are millions of years old and tell untold stories of the capital. 500 of these most fascinating archaeological finds went on display in a large exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands in 2017. Below are just a few:

55 Million year old amber uncovered at Canary Wharf Station

Roman burials uncovered at Liverpool Street

Charterhouse skeletons confirmed as 14th century Black Death victims

Over 13,000 vessels were dumped in a cistern when the factory was rebuilt in 1877

Prehistoric animal bones uncovered during excavation of Royal Oak portal

Crossrail Reveals

As the new Crossrail stations begin to take shape, the first new roundels have been installed at Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Custom House. The first roundel sign was installed 110 years ago at St James’s Park, therefore this is a significant milestone in the project and reflects the modernisation of the new stations.


Video: New Stations being fitted with signage.