Video of the week: Crossrail fit-out escalates

This dramatic time-lapse video released by Crossrail highlights the progress made installing escalators on the Elizabeth line, which is expected to begin operating in December 2018.

So far 17 escalators have been fully commissioned at Canary Wharf station and the framework for 37 more have been completed at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Liverpool Street. Together these combine to a length of 1,603 metres, the equivalent of one mile of escalators.

In total, 81 escalators will be installed and commissioned at nine new Elizabeth line stations between Paddington and Woolwich, with a total length of 2.8 kilometres (2,802 metres).