Take a look inside Crossrail site
Engineers responsible for delivering the next wave of transport regeneration in Canary Wharf will be offering a sneak peek into its progress this month.
Tower Hamlets residents are invited to take a look at the Crossrail site as part of the Open House London weekend, hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), on September 22 and 23.
Guests will be taken behind the scenes into the station, where engineers began work to create a high-frequency overground train service three years ago.
Miranda Housden, director of ICE London, said: "This is a unique opportunity to view the Canary Wharf Crossrail construction site.
"When complete the station, built in a reclaimed dock, will be six-story's high and will be large enough to accommodate One Canada Square laid on its side.
"Spoil from the site has been removed by barge and taken to create a nature reserve in the Thames Estuary.
"ICE London's top engineers will also be hosting a number of free boat tours between Waterloo and Greenwich which will include highlighting civil engineering achievements on Tower Hamlets' riverbank along the way."
Michael Bryant, operations executive for Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, added: "We think people will be impressed by the immense space 28 metres underground, where the tunnel boring machines will come through and Crossrail trains will run.
"It also allows people to appreciate the amenities we are building above the station, including enhanced pedestrian links, dozens of new shops and a roof-top park, topped by a spectacular Norman Foster-designed timber lattice roof."
Go to openhouselondon.org for more information and to book.