Crossrail documentary to air on BBC 2 tonight

By Rachel Bishop on July 16, 2014 10:33 AM |


A three-part documentary series on the creation of Crossrail will air on BBC 2 tonight.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, by Windfall Films, will include the construction of the station at Canary Wharf that's as long as the Gherkin skyscraper is tall and half submerged underwater.

The second episode follows the battles to rebuild a Victorian tunnel under the Royal Docks in London's East End.

Carlo Massarella, creative director and executive producer at Windfall Films, said: "The series offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the engineers on the project, the clever innovations underpinning the construction work and reveals how the team has overcome the biggest challenge of all - building the stations and tunnels while keeping London moving."