High speed rail network HS2 has said it has completed a set of lifts of tunnel boring machine (TBM) components at its Victoria Road Crossover Box site at north Acton.
The final major lift, of the middle shield of the TBM named Anne, was completed on Friday evening (17/11/2023) with the lights of Wembley Stadium arch in the background.
Click here to see a video of what happened on the night.
The 336 tonne component was lifted using a 750 tonne crane into the caterpillar shaped crossover box.
HS2 said the TBMs will be used to dig the eastern half of the Northolt Tunnel – which will eventually be used to take the new high-speed line between Old Oak Common station and outer London.
They will complete a 3.4-mile stretch of the tunnel from Victoria Road to Greenford, beginning their journeys early in 2024.