The Crossrail project is building the Elizabeth line – a new railway for London and the South East. The largest engineering project in a generation, it is delivering 42km of new tunnels under London, 10 new stations and upgrades at many more, as well as a fleet of new trains to run the Elizabeth line service from December 2018.
2018 has also been marked as the Year of Engineering, a nation-wide campaign which celebrates the world of engineering and looks to inspire the next generation.
A series of shafts and headhouses at various points along the Elizabeth Line provide access to the tunnels for firefighting and general maintenance as well as tunnel ventilation and drainage. This visit is to one of these ‘behind the scenes’ areas of the route which passengers will not experience as part of their day to day journeys.
Visitors will meet the engineers and team helping to build the Elizabeth line. They will receive a presentation on the Crossrail project and the important role of shafts and headhouses. Following the presentation the team will take you on an exclusive behind the scenes for a tour to our headhouse and shaft.
When booking your place, please confirm any special access requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult who must also book a ticket.
The next Open Doors will take place in 2019.