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There is no escaping the stark realisation that the Olympic Park and its environs has become one vast building site. The sunny glow of 2012 has given way to bitter winds swirling in forlorn paddocks.
RSJs are lofted by cranes, gloved workers in high-vis jackets stride between tasks, and the buildings that were briefly iconic are now returning to their skeletal states.
The fitting-out of Crossrail's station box at Woolwich needs to be clarified by Mayor Boris Johnson, say London Assembly members.
The body's transport committee, chaired by Caroline Pidgeon, is asking for the Mayor's intervention to ensure the station can be used when the high-speed rail service is launched in 2018.
The creation of Crossrail is prompting a positive knock-on effect in the commercial property sector, according to experts.
Following findings in a report published last year, experts say there is "growing evidence" of the impact and influence of the rail scheme.
Crossrail has announced the Government is to fund 100 per cent of the price of its trains, totalling £1billion.
It had previously agreed to contribute £350million towards the rolling stock but has now revised the figure following agreement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.
Construction work on the Crossrail tunnel entrance at Victoria Dock is underway after 420 metres of DLR track was moved.